College Essay Resources – IECA

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Slides – IECA Spring 2022

Last Update: May 2, 2022

Presentation slides for the session, "Is It a College Essay Problem? How to Know and What to Do" presented by Susan Knoppow, Suzanne Lewis and Kate Sonnenberg

The Wow Method

Last Update: May 10, 2022

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

Student-Centered Brainstorm Process

Last Update: May 10, 2022

An outline of the steps we take before, during and after a brainstorm discussion. Covers the first three steps of Wow's ten-step process.

Student Schedule

Last Update: March 30, 2022

A sample schedule to illustrate how we work with students on the Common App personal statement.

Content Exercises

Last Update: March 31, 2022

Stand-alone instructions for Step 6 - Part 1 (Writing Outside the Essay) and Part 2 (New Openings)

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