A former Admissions Counselor at Bates College and former Director of College Counseling at Westtown, Susan has 40 years of experience.
- Don't miss the purpose of the essay - So many students write a good first half and and then the essay goes downhill - Are there certain topics that should be avoided? - How personal compelling experiences relate to the essay. - Some exercises Susan uses to help students tell their story - How many people should review the essay? - How English teachers look for different things than admission counselors but how English teachers are invaluable - How vulnerable should a student be in their essay? - The importance of the other writing beside the Personal Statement - The Additional Info section - How many words should the Personal Statement be? - The importance of the introduction - The student for whom the essay is a game changer. (Length 2:06:24)