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.
This post is a contribution from our friends at Wow Writing Workshop. Your senior year peers are about to complete the college application process; it’s also time for you to get started. Is it too early for you to start prepping for the college essay? Can your parents help? What should you expect? As you […]
Check out this post from our friends at Wow Writing Workshop, and an excerpt from their new book, How to Write an Effective College Application Essay, The Inside Scoop for Parents. Year after year, students say they cannot write, or they despise it. We don’t believe them. You shouldn’t, either. Before we start working with […]
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 […]
Are you taking the ACT on April 8 or the SAT on May 6? If you have a disability and need extra time, a reader, or space in a separate room to take either test, you should not have any trouble getting accommodations. Both the College Board (which administers the SAT) and ACT Inc. […]
This post is by Jodi Okun and originally appeared on the WOW blog. Last August, Wow’s Kim Lifton was the featured expert on #CollegeChat, a live Twitter chat hosted every Thursday night by Jodi Okun; we shared our expertise on the college and scholarship essay (the process is the same!) that evening. We asked Jodi […]
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 […]
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’ […]
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.