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Slides – DCAN 2022

Last Update: September 28, 2022

Presentation slides from September 30, 2022. Become a College Essay Expert: Tips, Resources, and Insight from the Pros

The Wow Method

Last Update: January 10, 2023

Wow's 10 step college essay writing process, displayed in a color-coded graphic.

Parents: How to Help Without Taking Over

Last Update: March 31, 2022

Our suggestions for parents, to help well-meaning adults support their children without overstepping.

How to Write Supplemental Essays

Last Update: March 30, 2022

A guide to writing supplements, including how to understand a variety of prompts and how to decide what to write about.

How to Write Why Us College Essays

Last Update: March 30, 2022

A guide to writing Why Us essays, including how to understand any Why Us prompt and how to decide what to include.

How to Write the Common App Personal Essay

Last Update: March 30, 2022

Tips for writing the Common Application personal essay, including detailed explanations of each prompt and guidelines for choosing a topic.

State of Michigan: Earn up to 25 SCECHs in college preparation and selection. Our SCECHs are administered through Oakland Schools. When you complete a course, we send your information directly to the ISD.

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