Elizabeth Benedict's DON'T SWEAT THE ESSAY provides private help and public information about how best to create effective essays for college and grad school applications. My articles appear occasionally on HUFFINGTON POST and information on www.DontSweatTheEssay.com. Contact: Liz@DontSweatTheEssay.com or phone 1-855-99-ESSAY.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Confessions of a College Essay Coach
My latest piece on Huffington Post just went up - my confessions. Here's an excerpt:
"Confession No. 1. No one has ever asked me to write an essay for her child. Nor has anyone even hinted that this is what she wanted. The students I work with want to write their own essays, and parents often want, not a ghostwriter, but a buffer, someone outside the family to impose some structure and discipline on the process of getting the essays done. You may have heard: children-on-the-verge-of-adulthood usually don't want to spend any more time with their parents than necessary, especially when there is a risk of "nagging." READ MORE