The purpose of the college essay is to tell your personal story in such a compelling way as to convince the admissions representative reading it to make you an offer of admission. It's as simple—and as difficult—as that.
In Outsmarting College Essays, you will:
· Learn my proven E.S.S.A.Y. System for nailing the college essay
· Sharpen your overall writing skills in preparation for college-level work
· Receive advice on which essay topic to select
· Discover a Fast & Foolproof Essay-writing Formula
· Determine why supplemental essays matter most
· Discover which essential words to weave into your writing to make your case powerfully and effectively
Outsmarting College Essays walks you through the essay-writing process with expert guidance from a college writing professor, former admissions officer, certified HS English teacher, Harvard grad and published author.
This program is for you if you are...
…Not a confident writer yet
…Looking to make a big impression
…Pressed for time
…Overwhelmed by the prospect of completing college essays while taking tough courses senior year
…Feeling anxious about the college admissions process
…Applying to reach schools
…Smart and need a way to show that to admissions officers!
This course is designed to be short, sweet and powerful. The goal is for you to get your college application essays done efficiently and effectively so you can get back to focusing on your senior year.
I'm Bonnie Kerrigan Snyder, author of The New College Reality and founder of Outsmarting College™. A graduate of Harvard with a doctorate in Higher Education, I have worked as a high school guidance counselor, college admissions officer, college writing professor and college career counselor. I've trained with the Princeton Review and been a highly-rated editor with EssayEdge. I'm also the parent of a college student and recent college graduate of my own, so this topic is near and dear to my heart. I believe that the college admissions process should be an enjoyable process of self-discovery rather than a stressful competition, and that the middle and upper-middle classes deserve access to the same level of "insider info" that the elites have always enjoyed. My goal is to help you get far more from higher education while investing less.
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"College CramCourse contains very informative information and I highly recommend it to all students who will be attending college. It provides a foundation for the entire search and selection process."
—Alan T., Indianapolis, IN
"College planning is complicated and it's easy to get overwhelmed. But Bonnie puts it all in perspective and makes it manageable for both parents and students. Bonnie has a thorough understanding of the complex landscape of college planning—everything from applying to college, to paying for college, to navigating majors once you get to college. What's more, she focuses on what's important: sticking to personal goals, not paying too much, making college work as a real stepping stone to a successful life."
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—Mike M., Oakland, CA
"The college admissions process shouldn't be a game to win or a code to decipher, but it is. To assume that the process simply rewards those with the highest level of traditional academic aptitude is to be tragically naive. Dr. Snyder has concrete advice that, while not obvious, is simple to understand and apply. It can set you or your student apart from fellow applicants. With an impressive career in academics and college admissions, Dr. Snyder speaks from experience in a style that is more like coffee with a friend than an online program. I learned a lot, I will share her advice with my family and friends, and I have and will continue to recommended her work to students and parents."
—Shawn G., Lancaster, PA
?The College CramCourse series with Dr. Bonnie Snyder is an insider's guide to getting accepted to college and paying for it. Bonnie levels the playing field families now have a fighting chance in the College Admission and Financial Aid processes. She even shows you secrets for getting a job after college. It's like having the answer key for College 101. My daughter doesn't need luck applying to college—she has Bonnie!"
—Steve E., Boston, MA