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Paperback – 299 pages; Mentor Books

100 Successful College Application Essays has been around for a while. On the cover, under the two authors’ names is the additional phrase “With Members of the Staff of The Harvard Independent.” There’s that name again. I have to wonder if Mentor Books’ marketing department would have included that extra byline had those “members” been associated with The Bowling Green Independent. I guess we’ll never know.

I fancy myself as something of a connoisseur of application essays, having even written about them at great length in America’s Elite Colleges: The Smart Buyer’s Guide to the Ivy League and Other Top Schools (Princeton Review-Random House 2001). In light of that, I have to say that I wasn’t all that impressed with the “successful” essays presented in this book. Granted, some of the writers got into very prestigious colleges and the essays’ critical commentaries come from one college admissions director and a large group of prep school counselors and admissions staffers. I would have preferred the balance of reviewers to be more heavily weighted toward college admissions people, but that’s just me.

In my view, this collection of essays suffers in comparison to the examples proffered by Harry Bauld in his legendary On Writing the College Application Essay (Barnes and Noble Books, 1987). Bauld gives us the good and the bad. We can profit by seeing what and how not to write. Here, the authors’ approach is to guide by “successful” example only, a tact that can be risky. Why? Well, we don’t get to see some of the other supporting aspects of these writers’ applications. Obviously, they didn’t all get into their respective colleges on the weight of their essays.

Bauld, by comparison, shows us how even borderline candidates can strongly bolster their admission chances by carefully examining their lives and writing about seemingly innocuous issues. For example, Bauld rhapsodizes on the greatness of one student’s lead: “I do some of my best thinking in the bathroom.” Sheer poetry.

Another curious aspect of this book about “successful” essays is that some of the commentaries are less than laudatory. For example, one commentator notes about a Princetonian’s essay: “This essay is a nice one which [sic] unfortunately falls a little short. The topic is fun to read about, but the ending leaves a great deal to be desired. I am left with-what was the subject? Didn’t he have another paragraph?”

Hmm. Sounds like this applicant may have had some other things going for him. I have to wonder why the authors would have included an essay that elicited such a less-than-flattering comment from its reviewer.

To be fair, there are some good, even unique essays here with some appropriate critical analyses. However, this reviewer recommends that if you’re looking for the quickest and most fun way to get from Point A, where your writing is now, to Point B, producing a successful college application essay, get Bauld. To paraphrase Churchill, with Bauld, never has so much writing wisdom been packed into so few pages containing such enjoyment.

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Pick up a copy of this helpful book for your rising senior (or friends you know who have one!) It will help get your teen through the essay writing experience in an accessible way! For only $10!!!! ...

Writing Successful College Applications: It's More Than Just the Essay

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Today's college admission applications involve writing more than just one essay. The various required paragraphs and statements demand skill and finesse. Writing Successful College Applications offers vital tips and step-by-step expert advice to help students create outstanding essays to succeed ...

Thanks, Amazon customer, for the 5-Star Review of Writing Successful College Applications. I am glad this book has been so helpful during what can be a very stressful time. That's the idea! "Great book and has tons of good information. It has been very useful in my college application process, and it provides alot of writing examples that has helped me to write my own." ...

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Thank you, A.S., for the 5-Star Amazon Review! "This book is a must-read for any student who could benefit from guidance through the college application process. Cynthia Muchnick's user-friendly book is brimming with practical advice and Do's and Don'ts that serve to reduce the overwhelming tasks at hand into comprehensible and manageable steps. I am confident that this book will minimize the anxiety and stress often associated with the college application process and provide my son with the tools needed to produce applications that best reflect who he is and what he has to offer. Highly recommend!" ...

10 days left before College Essay Boot Camp Begins - A few spots remain:

Hello, Facebook Followers (Local Orange County/Los Angeles) - Do any of you know any rising high school seniors (kids who just finished junior year) or their parents through work, your neighborhood, church/temple or schools? Please share this opportunity with them. I am teaming up with a local superstar colleague to offer a summer college essay writing boot camp and we are trying to spread the word! And we still have room for some more students in our camp. Thank you. Cindy Muchnick, Educational Consultant
Panicked About Your College Essays?
Not Sure What Colleges Are Even Looking For?
The Annual College Essay Boot Camp is back by popular demand!
Two leading college counselors are once again joining forces to relieve your stress and to give you a jumpstart on this important process. We have expanded to add a second day to further support students’ success.
WHO: Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis, private college counselors with a combined 30 years of experience working with high school students
WHAT: By the end of this 2-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to:
• Learn what admissions officers want to see in college application essays
• Critique successful essays
• Know the “dos” and “don’ts” of writing stand-out essays
• Brainstorm essay topics
• Determine a topic
• Leave with a working draft of the college essay either for UC or Common Application schools
• Receive personalized feedback on the essay
• Know exactly what to do next to make it a polished, authentic, and stand-out piece
• Receive two additional reviews via email in the weeks after the conclusion of the workshop
We guarantee a 5:1 student to instructor ratio. Students will get the attention they need to move past “writer’s block.”
WHERE: 7700 Irvine Spectrum Drive, Suite 800, Irvine 92618
WHEN:
DAY 1: Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 PM
DAY 2: Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 PM
WHY: While we are no longer accepting students for this application season, we continue to receive daily phone calls from anxious seniors and their parents. We are offering this valuable workshop to diminish stress and to educate students as they navigate what can be an immensely stressful process.
WHAT TO BRING: A laptop computer and any essay drafts you may have if you want them reviewed or want to use them as a starting point
COST:
Early Bird Registration (Prior to June 15): $599
Regular Registration: $699
Late Registration (Walk-ins, space permitting): $749
Additional Materials Fee: $30
Students will receive a signed copy of Cindy’s newly released book Writing Successful College Applications: It’s More Than Just the Essay as well as other handouts and refreshments.
*Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We anticipate that space will fill quickly, and we encourage you to fill out the attached form and return it as soon as possible.
Cindy is a graduate of Stanford University and worked in college admissions at University of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology. She has read and evaluated over 3000 college applications. For the past 15+ years, Cynthia has run a private college counseling business working with middle through high school students on study skills and the college application process. She is the author of nine books including: Best College Admission Essays, Straight-A Study Skills, The Everything College Checklist Book, Everything Guide to Study Skills and the new Writing Successful College Applications. For more information on Cindy visit www.cynthiamuchnick.com.

Jenn is co-founder of FutureWise Consulting and is the Director of College Counseling. She earned her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her master’s degree from USC, where she was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and named Dean's Scholar. Jenn earned her College Counseling Certificate from UCLA. She is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Jenn developed and teaches a college and career readiness program for first generation students. She is the expert college counseling guest contributor for several blogs and mentors new college counselors. In addition, she is the editorial assistant for an academic journal, has edited several books, and works with graduate and doctoral students in developing effective writing skills. For more information on Jenn visit www.futurewiseconsulting.com.
Registration Form
Please complete the form below and email to jenn@futurewiseconsulting.com OR mail check and registration form to FutureWise Consulting, 7700 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 800, Irvine, CA 92618

Student’s Name: _____________________________________________________________
Email Address: ______________________________________________________________
High School: ________________________________________________________________
Parent’s Name: ______________________________________________________________
Email address: ______________________________________________________________
Home address: ______________________________________________________________
Phone number: ______________________________________________________________
Student’s potential list of schools:
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________

*Please make checks payable to Cindy Muchnick or you may use PayPal (cindy.muchnick@cox.net). Registration will be confirmed once your check is received.
Early Bird Registration (Prior to June 1): $599
Regular Registration: $699
Late Registration (Walk-ins, space permitting): $749
Additional Materials Fee: $30
Cynthia Muchnick | Author, Speaker, Educational Consultant
Speaker & Educational Consultant Cindy Muchnick has worked in the education field for the past twenty years as an educator, admission representative, and private college counselor. She works now primarily as a public speaker, presenter, and panelist. Cindy has conducted numerous speaking engagements...
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Cynthia Muchnick | Author, Speaker, Educational Consultant

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Speaker & Educational Consultant Cindy Muchnick has worked in the education field for the past twenty years as an educator, admission representative, and private college counselor. She works now primarily as a public speaker, presenter, and panelist. Cindy has conducted numerous speaking engagements...

Hello, Local OC/LA Followers - Do any of you know any rising high school seniors (kids who just finished junior year) or their parents through work, your neighborhood, church/temple or schools? If so, could you please share this opportunity with them? I am teaming up with a local superstar colleague to offer a summer college essay writing boot camp and we are trying to spread the word! And we still have room for some more students in our camp. Thank you.

Panicked About Your College Essays?

Not Sure What Colleges Are Even Looking For?

The Annual College Essay Boot Camp is back by popular demand!

Two leading college counselors are once again joining forces to relieve your stress and to give you a jumpstart on this important process. We have expanded to add a second day to further support students’ success.

WHO: Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis, private college counselors with a combined 30 years of experience working with high school students

WHAT: By the end of this 2-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to:
• Learn what admissions officers want to see in college application essays
• Critique successful essays
• Know the “dos” and “don’ts” of writing stand-out essays
• Brainstorm essay topics
• Determine a topic
• Leave with a working draft of the college essay either for UC or Common Application schools
• Receive personalized feedback on the essay
• Know exactly what to do next to make it a polished, authentic, and stand-out piece
• Receive two additional reviews via email in the weeks after the conclusion of the workshop

We guarantee a 5:1 student to instructor ratio. Students will get the attention they need to move past “writer’s block.”

WHERE: 7700 Irvine Spectrum Drive, Suite 800, Irvine 92618

WHEN:
DAY 1: Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 PM
DAY 2: Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 PM

WHY: While we are no longer accepting students for this application season, we continue to receive daily phone calls from anxious seniors and their parents. We are offering this valuable workshop to diminish stress and to educate students as they navigate what can be an immensely stressful process.

WHAT TO BRING: A laptop computer and any essay drafts you may have if you want them reviewed or want to use them as a starting point

COST:
Early Bird Registration (Prior to June 15): $599
Regular Registration: $699
Late Registration (Walk-ins, space permitting): $749

Additional Materials Fee: $30
Students will receive a signed copy of Cindy’s newly released book Writing Successful College Applications: It’s More Than Just the Essay as well as other handouts and refreshments.
*Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We anticipate that space will fill quickly, and we encourage you to fill out the attached form and return it as soon as possible.
Cindy is a graduate of Stanford University and worked in college admissions at University of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology. She has read and evaluated over 3000 college applications. For the past 15+ years, Cynthia has run a private college counseling business working with middle through high school students on study skills and the college application process. She is the author of nine books including: Best College Admission Essays, Straight-A Study Skills, The Everything College Checklist Book, Everything Guide to Study Skills and the new Writing Successful College Applications. For more information on Cindy visit www.cynthiamuchnick.com.



Jenn is co-founder of FutureWise Consulting and is the Director of College Counseling. She earned her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her master’s degree from USC, where she was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and named Dean's Scholar. Jenn earned her College Counseling Certificate from UCLA. She is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Jenn developed and teaches a college and career readiness program for first generation students. She is the expert college counseling guest contributor for several blogs and mentors new college counselors. In addition, she is the editorial assistant for an academic journal, has edited several books, and works with graduate and doctoral students in developing effective writing skills. For more information on Jenn visit www.futurewiseconsulting.com.

Registration Form
Please complete the form below and email to jenn@futurewiseconsulting.com OR mail check and registration form to FutureWise Consulting, 7700 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 800, Irvine, CA 92618


Student’s Name: _____________________________________________________________

Email Address: ______________________________________________________________

High School: ________________________________________________________________

Parent’s Name: ______________________________________________________________

Email address: ______________________________________________________________

Home address: ______________________________________________________________

Phone number: ______________________________________________________________

Student’s potential list of schools:

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________


*Please make checks payable to Cindy Muchnick or you may use PayPal (cindy.muchnick@cox.net). Registration will be confirmed once your check is received.

Early Bird Registration (Prior to June 1): $599
Regular Registration: $699
Late Registration (Walk-ins, space permitting): $749

Additional Materials Fee: $30 ...

Cynthia Muchnick | Author, Speaker, Educational Consultant

cynthiamuchnick.com

Speaker & Educational Consultant Cindy Muchnick has worked in the education field for the past twenty years as an educator, admission representative, and private college counselor. She works now primarily as a public speaker, presenter, and panelist. Cindy has conducted numerous speaking engagements...

Great Barnes & Noble 5-Star Review today! Thank you! "This book is a lifesaver. If you want a comprehensive guide to writing a stirring essay, this is the book for you. Chapter 2 especially sticks out, with an amazing list of "Dos and Don'ts."
The example essays in the third chapter are also a good guide on how to tackle the "Why Duke" type of essays. Overall, I would recommend this book to high schoolers who want their application to stick out to a reader. BUY THIS BOOK!" ...

Thank you, L.M. for the great review on Amazon of Writing Successful College Applications. It's definitely the time of year for rising seniors to read this book! "I've become a fan of Ms. Muchnick's books, and this one does not disappoint. Notably, the book has been written to retain relevance from year to year, amidst inevitable and frequent changes to the applications themselves. In other words, the author mentions specific prompts but does not wed herself to them; she includes dozens of thoughtful questions which have been written to ignite inspiring brainstorming sessions and thus convert nervous overwhelm into productive action."
#collegeessay #highschool #collegeapplications #writing #personalstatement ...

Are you a rising high school seniors (kids who just finished junior year) or parent? Please share this opportunity with others you may know through work, your neighborhood, church/temple or schools. I am teaming up with a local superstar colleague to offer a summer essay writing boot camp and we are trying to spread the word! Thanks, everyone.
Panicked About Your College Essays?

Not Sure What Colleges Are Even Looking For?

The Annual College Essay Boot Camp is back by popular demand!

Two leading college counselors are once again joining forces to relieve your stress and to give you a jumpstart on this important process. We have expanded to add a second day to further support students’ success.

WHO: Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis, private college counselors with a combined 30 years of experience working with high school students

WHAT: By the end of this 2-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to:
· Learn what admissions officers want to see in college application essays
· Critique successful essays
· Know the “dos” and “don’ts” of writing stand-out essays
· Brainstorm essay topics
· Determine a topic
· Leave with a working draft of the college essay either for UC or Common Application schools
· Receive personalized feedback on the essay
· Know exactly what to do next to make it a polished, authentic, and stand-out piece
· Receive two additional reviews via email in the weeks after the conclusion of the workshop

We guarantee a 5:1 student to instructor ratio. Students will get the attention they need to move past “writer’s block.”

WHERE: 7700 Irvine Spectrum Drive, Suite 800, Irvine 92618

WHEN:
DAY 1: Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 PM
DAY 2: Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 PM

WHY: While we are no longer accepting students for this application season, we continue to receive daily phone calls from anxious seniors and their parents. We are offering this valuable workshop to diminish stress and to educate students as they navigate what can be an immensely stressful process.
WHAT TO BRING: A laptop computer and any essay drafts you may have if you want them reviewed or want to use them as a starting point

COST:
Early Bird Registration (Prior to June 15): $599
Regular Registration: $699
Late Registration (Walk-ins, space permitting): $749

Additional Materials Fee: $30
Students will receive a signed copy of Cindy’s newly released book Writing Successful College Applications: It’s More Than Just the Essay as well as other handouts and refreshments.
*Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We anticipate that space will fill quickly, and we encourage you to fill out the attached form and return it as soon as possible.
Cindy is a graduate of Stanford University and worked in college admissions at University of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology. She has read and evaluated over 3000 college applications. For the past 15+ years, Cynthia has run a private college counseling business working with middle through high school students on study skills and the college application process. She is the author of nine books including: Best College Admission Essays, Straight-A Study Skills, The Everything College Checklist Book, Everything Guide to Study Skills and the new Writing Successful College Applications. For more information on Cindy visit www.cynthiamuchnick.com.

Jenn is co-founder of FutureWise Consulting and is the Director of College Counseling. She earned her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her master’s degree from USC, where she was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and named Dean's Scholar. Jenn earned her College Counseling Certificate from UCLA. She is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Jenn developed and teaches a college and career readiness program for first generation students. She is the expert college counseling guest contributor for several blogs and mentors new college counselors. In addition, she is the editorial assistant for an academic journal, has edited several books, and works with graduate and doctoral students in developing effective writing skills. For more information on Jenn visit www.futurewiseconsulting.com.
Registration Form
Please complete the form below and email to jenn@futurewiseconsulting.com OR mail check and registration form to FutureWise Consulting, 7700 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 800, Irvine, CA 92618
Student’s Name: _____________________________________________________________
Email Address: ______________________________________________________________
High School: ________________________________________________________________
Parent’s Name: ______________________________________________________________
Email address: ______________________________________________________________
Home address: ______________________________________________________________

Phone number: ______________________________________________________________
Student’s potential list of schools:

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________
*Please make checks payable to Cindy Muchnick or you may use PayPal (cindy.muchnick@cox.net). Registration will be confirmed once your check is received.

Early Bird Registration (Prior to June 1): $599
Regular Registration: $699
Late Registration (Walk-ins, space permitting): $749

Additional Materials Fee: $30
Cynthia Muchnick | Author, Speaker, Educational Consultant
Speaker & Educational Consultant Cindy Muchnick has worked in the education field for the past twenty years as an educator, admission representative, and private college counselor. She works now primarily as a public speaker, presenter, and panelist. Cindy has conducted numerous speaking engagements...
CYNTHIAMUCHNICK.COM ...

Cynthia Muchnick | Author, Speaker, Educational Consultant

cynthiamuchnick.com

Speaker & Educational Consultant Cindy Muchnick has worked in the education field for the past twenty years as an educator, admission representative, and private college counselor. She works now primarily as a public speaker, presenter, and panelist. Cindy has conducted numerous speaking engagements...

Please feel free to share! Spaces will fill up. And take advantage of the early bird discount. . . ...

College Essay Boot Camp

July 10, 2016, 9:00am - July 10, 2016, 2:00pm

Panicked About Your College Essays? Not Sure What Colleges Are Even Looking For? The Annual College Essay Boot Camp is back by popular demand! Two leading college counselors are once again joining forces to relieve your stress and to give you a jumpstart on this important process. We have expanded to add a second day to further support students’ success. WHO: Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis, private college counselors with a combined 30 years of experience working with high school students WHAT: By the end of this 2-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to: · Learn what admissions officers want to see in college application essays · Critique successful essays · Know the “dos” and “don’ts” of writing stand-out essays · Brainstorm essay topics · Determine a topic · Leave with a working draft of the college essay either for UC or Common Application schools · Receive personalized feedback on the essay · Know exactly what to do next to make it a polished, authentic, and stand-out piece · Receive two additional reviews via email in the weeks after the conclusion of the workshop We guarantee a 5:1 student to instructor ratio. Students will get the attention they need to move past “writer’s block.” WHERE: 7700 Irvine Spectrum Drive, Suite 800, Irvine 92618 WHEN: DAY 1: Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 PM DAY 2: Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 PM WHY: While we are no longer accepting students for this application season, we continue to receive daily phone calls from anxious seniors and their parents. We are offering this valuable workshop to diminish stress and to educate students as they navigate what can be an immensely stressful process. WHAT TO BRING: A laptop computer and any essay drafts you may have if you want them reviewed or want to use them as a starting point COST: Early Bird Registration (Prior to June 15): $599 Regular Registration: $699 Late Registration (Walk-ins, space permitting): $749 Additional Materials Fee: $30 Students will receive a signed copy of Cindy’s newly released book Writing Successful College Applications: It’s More Than Just the Essay as well as other handouts and refreshments. *Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We anticipate that space will fill quickly, and we encourage you to fill out the attached form and return it as soon as possible. Cindy is a graduate of Stanford University and worked in college admissions at University of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology. She has read and evaluated over 3000 college applications. For the past 15+ years, Cynthia has run a private college counseling business working with middle through high school students on study skills and the college application process. She is the author of nine books including: Best College Admission Essays, Straight-A Study Skills, The Everything College Checklist Book, Everything Guide to Study Skills and the new Writing Successful College Applications. For more information on Cindy visit www.cynthiamuchnick.com. Jenn is co-founder of FutureWise Consulting and is the Director of College Counseling. She earned her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her master’s degree from USC, where she was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and named Dean's Scholar. Jenn earned her College Counseling Certificate from UCLA. She is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Jenn developed and teaches a college and career readiness program for first generation students. She is the expert college counseling guest contributor for several blogs and mentors new college counselors. In addition, she is the editorial assistant for an academic journal, has edited several books, and works with graduate and doctoral students in developing effective writing skills. For more information on Jenn visit www.futurewiseconsulting.com. Registration Form Please complete the form below and email to jenn@futurewiseconsulting.com OR mail check and registration form to FutureWise Consulting, 7700 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 800, Irvine, CA 92618 Student’s Name: _____________________________________________________________ Email Address: ______________________________________________________________ High School: ________________________________________________________________ Parent’s Name: ______________________________________________________________ Email address: ______________________________________________________________ Home address: ______________________________________________________________ Phone number: ______________________________________________________________ Student’s potential list of schools: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ *Please make checks payable to Cindy Muchnick or you may use PayPal (cindy.muchnick@cox.net). Registration will be confirmed once your check is received. Early Bird Registration (Prior to June 1): $599 Regular Registration: $699 Late Registration (Walk-ins, space permitting): $749 Additional Materials Fee: $30

Panicked About Your College Essays? Not Sure What Colleges Are Even Looking For?
The Annual College Essay Boot Camp is back by popular demand!

Two leading college counselors are once again joining forces to relieve your stress and to give you a jumpstart on this important process. We have expanded to add a second day to further support students’ success.

WHO: Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis, private college counselors with a combined 30 years of experience working with high school students

WHAT: By the end of this 2-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to:

· Learn what admissions officers want to see in college application essays

· Critique successful essays

· Know the “dos” and “don’ts” of writing stand-out essays

· Brainstorm essay topics

· Determine a topic

· Leave with a working draft of the college essay either for UC or Common Application schools

· Receive personalized feedback on the essay

· Know exactly what to do next to make it a polished, authentic, and stand-out piece

· Receive two additional reviews via email in the weeks after the conclusion of the workshop

We guarantee a 5:1 student to instructor ratio. Students will get the attention they need to move past “writer’s block.”

WHERE: 7700 Irvine Spectrum Drive, Suite 800, Irvine 92618

WHEN:

DAY 1: Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 PM

DAY 2: Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 PM

WHY: While we are no longer accepting students for this application season, we continue to receive daily phone calls from anxious seniors and their parents. We are offering this valuable workshop to diminish stress and to educate students as they navigate what can be an immensely stressful process.

WHAT TO BRING: A laptop computer and any essay drafts you may have if you want them reviewed or want to use them as a starting point

COST:

Early Bird Registration (Prior to June 15): $599

Regular Registration: $699

Late Registration (Walk-ins, space permitting): $749

Additional Materials Fee: $30

Students will receive a signed copy of Cindy’s newly released book Writing Successful College Applications: It’s More Than Just the Essay as well as other handouts and refreshments.

*Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We anticipate that space will fill quickly, and we encourage you to fill out the attached form and return it as soon as possible.

Cindy is a graduate of Stanford University and worked in college admissions at University of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology. She has read and evaluated over 3000 college applications. For the past 15+ years, Cynthia has run a private college counseling business working with middle through high school students on study skills and the college application process. She is the author of nine books including: Best College Admission Essays, Straight-A Study Skills, The Everything College Checklist Book, Everything Guide to Study Skills and the new Writing Successful College Applications. For more information on Cindy visit www.cynthiamuchnick.com.

Jenn is co-founder of FutureWise Consulting and is the Director of College Counseling. She earned her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her master’s degree from USC, where she was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and named Dean's Scholar. Jenn earned her College Counseling Certificate from UCLA. She is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Jenn developed and teaches a college and career readiness program for first generation students. She is the expert college counseling guest contributor for several blogs and mentors new college counselors. In addition, she is the editorial assistant for an academic journal, has edited several books, and works with graduate and doctoral students in developing effective writing skills. For more information on Jenn visit www.futurewiseconsulting.com.

Registration Form

Please complete the form below and email to jenn@futurewiseconsulting.com OR mail check and registration form to FutureWise Consulting, 7700 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 800, Irvine, CA 92618



Student’s Name: _____________________________________________________________



Email Address: ______________________________________________________________



High School: ________________________________________________________________



Parent’s Name: ______________________________________________________________



Email address: ______________________________________________________________



Home address: ______________________________________________________________


Phone number: ______________________________________________________________



Student’s potential list of schools:


____________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________



*Please make checks payable to Cindy Muchnick or you may use PayPal (cindy.muchnick@cox.net). Registration will be confirmed once your check is received.


Early Bird Registration (Prior to June 1): $599

Regular Registration: $699

Late Registration (Walk-ins, space permitting): $749


Additional Materials Fee: $30 ...

College Essay Boot Camp

July 10, 2016, 9:00am - July 10, 2016, 2:00pm

Panicked About Your College Essays? Not Sure What Colleges Are Even Looking For? The Annual College Essay Boot Camp is back by popular demand! Two leading college counselors are once again joining forces to relieve your stress and to give you a jumpstart on this important process. We have expanded to add a second day to further support students’ success. WHO: Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis, private college counselors with a combined 30 years of experience working with high school students WHAT: By the end of this 2-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to: · Learn what admissions officers want to see in college application essays · Critique successful essays · Know the “dos” and “don’ts” of writing stand-out essays · Brainstorm essay topics · Determine a topic · Leave with a working draft of the college essay either for UC or Common Application schools · Receive personalized feedback on the essay · Know exactly what to do next to make it a polished, authentic, and stand-out piece · Receive two additional reviews via email in the weeks after the conclusion of the workshop We guarantee a 5:1 student to instructor ratio. Students will get the attention they need to move past “writer’s block.” WHERE: 7700 Irvine Spectrum Drive, Suite 800, Irvine 92618 WHEN: DAY 1: Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 PM DAY 2: Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 PM WHY: While we are no longer accepting students for this application season, we continue to receive daily phone calls from anxious seniors and their parents. We are offering this valuable workshop to diminish stress and to educate students as they navigate what can be an immensely stressful process. WHAT TO BRING: A laptop computer and any essay drafts you may have if you want them reviewed or want to use them as a starting point COST: Early Bird Registration (Prior to June 15): $599 Regular Registration: $699 Late Registration (Walk-ins, space permitting): $749 Additional Materials Fee: $30 Students will receive a signed copy of Cindy’s newly released book Writing Successful College Applications: It’s More Than Just the Essay as well as other handouts and refreshments. *Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We anticipate that space will fill quickly, and we encourage you to fill out the attached form and return it as soon as possible. Cindy is a graduate of Stanford University and worked in college admissions at University of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology. She has read and evaluated over 3000 college applications. For the past 15+ years, Cynthia has run a private college counseling business working with middle through high school students on study skills and the college application process. She is the author of nine books including: Best College Admission Essays, Straight-A Study Skills, The Everything College Checklist Book, Everything Guide to Study Skills and the new Writing Successful College Applications. For more information on Cindy visit www.cynthiamuchnick.com. Jenn is co-founder of FutureWise Consulting and is the Director of College Counseling. She earned her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her master’s degree from USC, where she was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and named Dean's Scholar. Jenn earned her College Counseling Certificate from UCLA. She is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Jenn developed and teaches a college and career readiness program for first generation students. She is the expert college counseling guest contributor for several blogs and mentors new college counselors. In addition, she is the editorial assistant for an academic journal, has edited several books, and works with graduate and doctoral students in developing effective writing skills. For more information on Jenn visit www.futurewiseconsulting.com. Registration Form Please complete the form below and email to jenn@futurewiseconsulting.com OR mail check and registration form to FutureWise Consulting, 7700 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 800, Irvine, CA 92618 Student’s Name: _____________________________________________________________ Email Address: ______________________________________________________________ High School: ________________________________________________________________ Parent’s Name: ______________________________________________________________ Email address: ______________________________________________________________ Home address: ______________________________________________________________ Phone number: ______________________________________________________________ Student’s potential list of schools: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ *Please make checks payable to Cindy Muchnick or you may use PayPal (cindy.muchnick@cox.net). Registration will be confirmed once your check is received. Early Bird Registration (Prior to June 1): $599 Regular Registration: $699 Late Registration (Walk-ins, space permitting): $749 Additional Materials Fee: $30

Are you a rising high school seniors (kids who just finished junior year) or parent? Please share this opportunity with others you may know through work, your neighborhood, church/temple or schools. I am teaming up with a local superstar colleague to offer a summer essay writing boot camp and we are trying to spread the word! Thanks, everyone.



Panicked About Your College Essays?


Not Sure What Colleges Are Even Looking For?


The Annual College Essay Boot Camp is back by popular demand!


Two leading college counselors are once again joining forces to relieve your stress and to give you a jumpstart on this important process. We have expanded to add a second day to further support students’ success.


WHO: Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis, private college counselors with a combined 30 years of experience working with high school students


WHAT: By the end of this 2-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to:

· Learn what admissions officers want to see in college application essays

· Critique successful essays

· Know the “dos” and “don’ts” of writing stand-out essays

· Brainstorm essay topics

· Determine a topic

· Leave with a working draft of the college essay either for UC or Common Application schools

· Receive personalized feedback on the essay

· Know exactly what to do next to make it a polished, authentic, and stand-out piece

· Receive two additional reviews via email in the weeks after the conclusion of the workshop


We guarantee a 5:1 student to instructor ratio. Students will get the attention they need to move past “writer’s block.”


WHERE: 7700 Irvine Spectrum Drive, Suite 800, Irvine 92618


WHEN:

DAY 1: Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 PM

DAY 2: Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 PM


WHY: While we are no longer accepting students for this application season, we continue to receive daily phone calls from anxious seniors and their parents. We are offering this valuable workshop to diminish stress and to educate students as they navigate what can be an immensely stressful process.



WHAT TO BRING: A laptop computer and any essay drafts you may have if you want them reviewed or want to use them as a starting point


COST:

Early Bird Registration (Prior to June 15): $599

Regular Registration: $699

Late Registration (Walk-ins, space permitting): $749


Additional Materials Fee: $30

Students will receive a signed copy of Cindy’s newly released book Writing Successful College Applications: It’s More Than Just the Essay as well as other handouts and refreshments.

*Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We anticipate that space will fill quickly, and we encourage you to fill out the attached form and return it as soon as possible.

Cindy is a graduate of Stanford University and worked in college admissions at University of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology. She has read and evaluated over 3000 college applications. For the past 15+ years, Cynthia has run a private college counseling business working with middle through high school students on study skills and the college application process. She is the author of nine books including: Best College Admission Essays, Straight-A Study Skills, The Everything College Checklist Book, Everything Guide to Study Skills and the new Writing Successful College Applications. For more information on Cindy visit www.cynthiamuchnick.com.




Jenn is co-founder of FutureWise Consulting and is the Director of College Counseling. She earned her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her master’s degree from USC, where she was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and named Dean's Scholar. Jenn earned her College Counseling Certificate from UCLA. She is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Jenn developed and teaches a college and career readiness program for first generation students. She is the expert college counseling guest contributor for several blogs and mentors new college counselors. In addition, she is the editorial assistant for an academic journal, has edited several books, and works with graduate and doctoral students in developing effective writing skills. For more information on Jenn visit www.futurewiseconsulting.com.

Registration Form

Please complete the form below and email to jenn@futurewiseconsulting.com OR mail check and registration form to FutureWise Consulting, 7700 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 800, Irvine, CA 92618



Student’s Name: _____________________________________________________________



Email Address: ______________________________________________________________



High School: ________________________________________________________________



Parent’s Name: ______________________________________________________________



Email address: ______________________________________________________________



Home address: ______________________________________________________________


Phone number: ______________________________________________________________



Student’s potential list of schools:


____________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________



*Please make checks payable to Cindy Muchnick or you may use PayPal (cindy.muchnick@cox.net). Registration will be confirmed once your check is received.


Early Bird Registration (Prior to June 1): $599

Regular Registration: $699

Late Registration (Walk-ins, space permitting): $749


Additional Materials Fee: $30 ...

Cynthia Muchnick | Author, Speaker, Educational Consultant

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Speaker & Educational Consultant Cindy Muchnick has worked in the education field for the past twenty years as an educator, admission representative, and private college counselor. She works now primarily as a public speaker, presenter, and panelist. Cindy has conducted numerous speaking engagements...

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