College essay trick: SHOW FIRST!

"Where I come from being religious is unusual; Washington is considered the least religious state in the nation. Very few of my classmates go to church. The few who do probably would find my belief system rigorous and almost radical. Christian Science is most known for the practice of spiritual healing and for me, it is a way of life. It does not only come out in times of need, but is a part of my everyday existence and rids fear from each activity."

Boring right? What about...?

"Biking along Lake Washington, the trees flew past me and the wind whistled in my ears. The dry smell of summer filled the air, and my legs churned up and down. The wind was at my back, and I felt like I was flying. Seconds later, however, I veered out of control. My bike and I hit the pavement and skidded across the road."

Catched your attention right?

The best college essays are those that SHOW FIRST! You need to catch the Admission personnel's attention or else he/she will not read your essay and that is not what you want. Check out this article which further explains this trick:

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I can't say enough wonderful things about our college counseling experience. The individualized attention, the high level of organization and follow up, and the unrelenting support made all the difference in my daughter's application process. Her guidance reduced a large amount of stress for us as parents and she is clearly extremely knowledgable and experienced. My daughter clicked with her and felt that she had a trusted and caring consultant in every step of the way. We had a fantastic experience and I highly highly highly recommend her!!

-Anonymous parent, Dorado, PR

Attending Princeton University Class of 2024

Many thanks for all of your help in this process! I would never have been able to offer all of the counseling that you offered to my daughter during this process. I was right next to her when she received her acceptance notice! What great news! We are super happy!  

-Anonymous parent, San Juan, PR

Attending University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Class of 2023

Thank you for guiding our son to help him find his ideal university. With patience, love and dedication, you helped him from the analysis all the way to his final selection. We will never forget how you went above and beyond to make sure that the process went smoothly!

We have found a friend in you, highly recommend you and wish you great success! 

-Anonymous parent, San Juan, PR

Attending American University Class of 2022

Many thanks for all you did for my son. I will forever be grateful.

- Anonymous parent, San Juan, PR

Attending Hamilton College Class of 2021

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