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College Application and Essay Help — Get Into a College of Your Choice

Susan Wolf coaches college and graduate school applicants through the process of writing unforgettable, killer essays.

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Susan allows you to see her process so that you learn the right way to edit your own work. This is an invaluable skill that will help you succeed throughout your academic and professional life.

 

Susan's Philosophy...

You don’t have to write a flawless Pulitzer Prize-Winning Essay but you do need to reveal something about yourself that an admissions officer won’t find in impersonal numbers and scores on your transcript.

Think of the personal essay as a chance to step back for a moment, look within yourself, and then share your take on something that has touched you emotionally, outraged you morally or struck you as unexpectedly funny.

One unforgettable essay came from a student who claimed he had nothing to write about. When asked why, he replied that he lived in Los Angeles and didn’t have a car. This non-topic became the basis of a witty tirade about the car culture in Los Angeles compared to New York, his former home, where everybody walked or could take the subway. This student never considered one of his greatest peeves a suitable essay topic until he wrote about it during a brainstorming session. Not only did this student get into his first choice college, but he was asked by the admissions committee to use his essay as an example of one that was both entertaining and socially-conscious.

About Susan...

Susan's ability to identify and draw out your unique voice, plus her relaxed, unconventional method, will make the application experience a validation of who you are, rather than a stressful hurdle.

In addition to coaching college and graduate school applicants, Susan offers writing and editing services to professionals, corporations, screenwriters and authors.

Susan received her B.A. in English Literature from UC Berkeley, followed by an MFA in Theater Arts: Writing/Directing from UCLA. She has worked as a writer/director in film, television and theater. Susan is also a published author.

Her ear for a good story led to Susan's recruitment in 1992 by the charitable organization, "One Voice," to coach inner-city students on their personal essays for college applications.

Word of Susan’s ability to teach the art of the personal essay has gradually spread from Los Angeles to New York City and abroad.

Susan works with students in person or via phone and internet (Skype & Google Docs). Click here to learn more...

Contact Susan Now and get started on your road to application success!


What Students Say About Susan...

"All the schools that I applied to placed great import on the essay submissions of the applicants, and because of this I believe that Susan Wolf was essential to my success in the admissions process. It was great to have her look over my essays because her insistence that I write essays constructed specifically for the admissions staff helped me stay focused, and fully transfer my experiences into an essay format that would help ensure success. She put an amazing amount of effort into helping me, whether it was calling me up constantly to keep me on track, helping me edit in real time on Google Docs, or taking time out of her vacation to meet with me. She is great! " ~ Brian Joseff, Dartmouth Class of 2014



Ready, Aim, Fire!

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It's time to start your college search. But not so fast. Do a little research first. Check out informative college websites, take an online tour, read reliable college guide books and get feedback from friends who are already in college. Deciding where you will fit in and thrive for four years to come is a journey with many detours. So don't rush it. Give yourself plenty of time to get lost, change directions or stop and refuel.
 

 

Try It On First

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How do you know where you want to go to college? What do you do to find out? The answer is found through personal experience. Visit a variety of local colleges and universities. You need to hang out at a sprawling state university, sit in on a seminar at a small liberal arts college, check out an 8'x10' dorm room, and eavesdrop on students in the dining hall. After doing this personal research, you'll be surprised at what fits, and what doesn't.
 

 

Highlight Your Passion

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Colleges want a renaissance class made up of all types of students. What is your special talent? What sets you apart? Everyone has something they are passionate about, whether it’s quirky, off-the-beaten-path or more mainstream. Your individual passion is the thing that sets you apart from other college applicants and will ultimately round out a diverse class. Susan's specialty is to draw out your uniqueness and show you how to successfully communicate “who you are.”

 

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