College Application Essay Coach Debbie Merion

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Writer’s block doesn’t have to lay on your chest like a 300 pound gorilla. Writing can be exciting, fun, and, believe it or not, easy. After your words pour onto the page, we roll up our sleeves and start editing.


The best way to start is to attend these upcoming free webinars:

Mon. April 21, 2014 8-9 PM or
Tues. April 29, 2014 8-9 PM

Register by writing debbie (at) with “webinar” in the title.

All participants receive a discount off an upcoming Essay Coaching session.

Learn what admissions officers are looking for, how to bring out your unique writing voice, and engaging ways to emphasize your strengths without bragging.

Essay Coaching offers empowering, stress-relieving, expert, friendly, and creative help with your writing project.

But don’t take it from me:  read a recent recommendation from Dawn, a parent and recent client.  Additional recommendations can be found here, and on LinkedIn.

Debbie was my son’s essay coach. She is truly gifted at helping students find their voice so they can tell their stories in a way that resonates with college admission counselors. Although she is a gifted writer, she never puts a word on a page…the essays are truly the student’s work. Over the course of a month, my son’s essays went from good to exceptional. He was accepted to his top college choices and will be attending University of Chicago in the fall. If you are thinking about hiring Debbie to work with your son or daughter, jump at the chance.

Interested to learn more about Essay Coaching?  Call 734-663-1071 and:

2014 Common Application Essay Prompts

Instructions.The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don’t feel obligated to do so. (The application won’t accept a response shorter than 250 words.)

  1. Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story
  2. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?
  3. Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again
  4. Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content.What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you?
  5. Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.

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