Resources: Cyndy McDonald Friday Forum

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Research Suggestions for Why Us Essays

Last Update: August 5, 2022

A list of suggestions generated by participants in Wow's March 2022 College Essay Community discussion.

Presentation Slides: Acing the Dreaded Why Essay

Last Update: August 5, 2022

Slide presentation for Cyndy McDonald's Friday Forum, August 19, 2022

The Wow Method

Last Update: May 10, 2022

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

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.

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