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Author: Kim Lifton

Kim Lifton is President of Wow Writing Workshop, a leading expert on the college application essay. Kim is a former journalist who has made it her mission to know EVERYTHING about college admissions. She speaks with senior admissions officers from the nation’s most selective colleges almost every day. Wow works directly with students, and trains school counselors, English teachers and independent educational consultants who want to improve their essay-coaching skills.

Kim Lifton

How to Prepare for the College Application Journey

From our friends at WOW Writing Workshop. Originally posted on the WOW Writing Workshop blog.   This time of year, every year, many moms and dads with high school juniors (and even sophomores!) start to get nervous. Seniors are either done, or at the end of the college admissions process; some have been admitted to […]

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5 Simple Tips to Help High School Juniors Prep for the College Essay

At its core, the college application essay is all about reflection. It’s as much a thinking task as a writing task.   At Wow, we have many tools to help any college-bound student reflect to get ready for the essay. This time of year, we suggest that high school juniors (sophomores and freshmen can do […]

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Kim Lifton

Mastering the Most Challenging College Essay: Why College X?

Many schools ask for supplemental essays in addition to the personal statement; the most common supplement, which we call “Why College X?,” is a variation on the question, “Why us?” This prompt can be one of the most challenging for students. The questions often look like these, which are taken from current and past years’ […]

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How to Write a Fabulous, Stand-Out Application Essay

Our friends at Wow Writing Workshop show you how to write an essay that will blow admissions officers away! Hint: The topic’s not as important as you think.

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