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Workshop Clips

Clips from Wow Writing Workshop presentations across the country.

MACAC Annual Conference 2014
Hands Off That College Essay! How to Help Without Taking Over
Telltale Signs a Student Has Received Too Much Help
MACAC Annual Conference 2014
Hands Off That College Essay! How to Help Without Taking Over
Inauthentic Essays: Advice to Students
MACAC Annual Conference 2014
Hands Off That College Essay! How to Help Without Taking Over
Why Helping Too Much Can Hurt
MACAC Annual Conference 2014
Hands Off That College Essay! How to Help Without Taking Over
Common Essay Challenges and How to Tackle Them
MACAC Annual Conference 2014
Hands Off That College Essay! How to Help Without Taking Over
The College Essay: What Admissions Officers Want
MACAC Annual Conference 2014
Hands Off That College Essay! How to Help Without Taking Over
Letting the Authentic Voice Shine
MACAC Annual Conference 2014
Hands Off That College Essay! How to Help Without Taking Over
It’s Not What You Write About, It’s How You Write About It
MACAC Annual Conference 2014
Hands Off That College Essay! How to Help Without Taking Over
Why Parents Should Keep Their Hands Off Too
MACAC Annual Conference 2014
Hands Off That College Essay! How to Help Without Taking Over
Controversial College Essay Topics
MACAC Annual Conference 2014
Hands Off That College Essay! How to Help Without Taking Over
Can Offensive Language Hurt a College Essay?
Susan Knoppow
MACAC Urban Counselors Workshop 2014
Students Are Individuals, Start Where They Are
Susan Knoppow
MACAC Urban Counselors Workshop 2014
Content Comes First
Susan Knoppow
MACAC Urban Counselors Workshop 2014
Sample Writing Exercise
Susan Knoppow
MACAC Urban Counselors Workshop 2014
Helping Students Find Their Voice

 

Tips from the Admissions Office

Wow asked admissions experts what they look for in an essay. Click the links below to watch the videos:

Marie Bigham
Board Member
National Association for College Admission Counseling
Shawn Felton
Interim Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Cornell University
Jim Cotter
Director of Admissions
Michigan State University
Ted Spencer
Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director
University of Michigan
Kim Bryant
Assistant Director of Admissions
University of Michigan
Jenny Umhofer
Founder, Colledge
Former Admissions Officer
UCLA, Caltech, and Scripps College
Suzanne Miller
Associate Director of College Guidance, North Shore Hebrew Academy
Former Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
George Washington University
Gael Casner
Owner, College Find
Former Application Reader
University of California, Berkeley
Alison Slater
Assistant Director of Admissions
Denison University
Ed Schoenberg
Special Assistant to the President for Student Success
Otis College of Art and Design
Ethan Logan
Executive Director of Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions
Texas Tech University
Jamil Branch
Interactive Marketing and New Media Specialist
Flagler College
Robert Shorb
CEO, Tuition Exchange
Former Associate Dean of Admissions and Director of Financial Aid
Skidmore College
Ryan Sheridan
Admissions Counselor
Iona College
Tom Delahunt
Vice President for Admission and Student Financial Planning
Drake University
Amber Nadeau
Senior Admission Counselor
Stonehill College
Beverly Woodson Day
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Texas State University
Brent Benner
Director of Enrollment Management, Admissions
University of Tampa
David Poole
Director of Admission
University of Miami College of Engineering
Deborah Goodrich
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
Alfred State College, SUNY
Elaine Vincent
Director of Admissions
Shimer College
Lee Shott
Assistant Director of Admissions
Kenyon College
Lorenzo Gamboa
Associate Director, Undergraduate Admission
Santa Clara University
Lt. Mikaela Rodkin
Admissions Counselor
United States Naval Academy
Niki Barron
Assistant Director of Admissions
Middlebury College