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Hunter College, New York, NY (English)
It’s October and your college bound senior still hasn’t gotten started with their college admission essays. “I’ve got nothing to write about that’s different from anyone else! I have nothing to say, that’s different from anyone else!” they tell you.
Lets take a quick look at those two similar sounding, but actually very different complaints.
Complaint 1: Your child is probably correct. Let’s face it, unless they have pulled a thorn out of a lion’s paw or had the opportunity to slay Goliath with a stone, their life experience is probably similar to that of thousands of other kids.
Complaint 2: Your child is most definitely not correct. Whether they know it or not, your child has a unique voice that is completely different from anyone else’s. That’s because no two personalities are alike and a “unique voice” is simply how a personality is expressed through the way a person put words together on the page. Once your child finds their unique voice, I guarantee they’ll be able to write an attention grabbing college essay. The sort of essay that will wake-up a bleary eyed admission “reader,” and inspire them to pass the essay on to the higher-ups stamped, “highly recommend.” It’s October and your college bound senior still hasn’t gotten started with their college admission essays. “I’ve got nothing to write about that’s different from anyone else! I have nothing to say, that’s different from anyone else!” they tell you.
Lets take a quick look at those two similar sounding, but actually very different
With great pleasure I would like to write a review for Jonathan S., who was hired to help my daughter with her essays for her UC application. My daughter was struggling to come up with a topic for the essays. Jonathan was very creative in helping her come up with ideas and worked fast to help her with the themes for the essays. He is very enthusiastic about the work and that rubbed off on my daughter. He communicates very well, is easy to work with and made the sessions fun for my daughter.
Jonathon was always very responsive to my emails and phone calls and delivered when he said would. I would highly recommend Jonathon to anyone who needs help with writing skills. Even though Jonathon's charges are higher, it's well worth it and I wouldn't think twice about hiring him in the future if my younger daughter needs help in the writing area.
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In college, Jonathan was a "reader," reviewing hundreds of college application essays. This background gives him a nuts and bolts understanding of the "do's" and "don'ts" of the college admission essay. Jonathan is also a longtime newspaper and magazine writer, which gives him a nuts and bolts understanding of what is memorable on the page. He teaches writing through UCLA Extension, Santa Monica Community Education and the Writers Store.