New Online Class: How to Use April, 2020 to Start Your College or Grad School Application Essay

Registrants receive a zoom link.

4-5:15 PM Monday April 20 and 27 (April 20 is part 1 and April 27 is part 2.)

$19 For students and/or parents
Register here.

How to Use April, 2020 to Start Your College or Grad School Application Essay

Young adults currently home during pandemic sheltering can create something valuable by starting their college or grad school application essay.  Although college or grad school plans may not be known currently, we do know that writing skills necessary for a strong college and grad school application essay are the same writing skills needed in college and beyond.

Learn what admissions officers are looking for, how to find your best topic, how to bring out your unique writing voice, engaging ways to emphasize your strengths without bragging, and how parents can help. Handouts include samples of winning essays.

Debbie also works one-on-one with families.  Read more here.

This class is a great way to get some small class teaching from Debbie.  Her talk at the Ann Arbor Public Library on Oct. 7, 2019 was standing room only:

Ann Arbor Library Mallet’s Creek Branch Oct 7, 2019

“I liked how the lecture was fun and interesting. You kept my interest the whole time! ” –N.B. July, 2019

“Now I’m not going to procrastinate.  I learned it’s better to finish my essays ahead of time, to have more time to make edits and revisions.” — R.N. July, 2019

“I liked how we were given prompts that were relevant to some essay prompts, because it allowed me to realize what I could talk about in my essay.  My advice to other students:  Pick a topic that you are passionate about, not what you think will impress the admissions officers!”–H.H.  June, 2019

“This class helped me learn more about structuring college essays.  I liked how easy going it was, very supportive and helpful. –A.T. June, 2019

Need more assistance with writing your college application essay?  Check out the free Essay Coaching quizzes here.  Would you like to work one-on-one with a principled, honest, award-winning writer who helps businesses, authors and students tell their story in a compelling, meaningful way?  Read how to get started here.  Write Debbie Merion: