Revision and Editing: What Makes A College Essay Work?

So you have written a first draft of your college essay, and deep down you know it needs work. However, you are feeling a bit stuck because you find it really embarrassing to write about yourself. Plus, everyone keeps telling you that your essay must be personal, that it needs to SHOW not TELL, and that it needs to be interesting and grammatically correct. You know you need help, but where do you turn? ...

Caitlin McGill Earns Writing Accolades

 Many of our high school senior clients know Caitlin McGill, who joined Educational Advocates as a part-time writing specialist in 2013, because she has reviewed and commented on their near-final Common Application essays. What students may not know is that, beyond editing, Caitlin is an accomplished writer. She recently returned from Bread Loaf at Middlebury College, the oldest and one of the most ...

Christina Shea – Writing Specialist

Christina Shea, Writing SpecialistChristina Shea is an experienced teacher of writing and a published novelist. She holds a BA from Kenyon College and an MFA from the University of Michigan as well as a Massachusetts teaching certification in ELA.She began as a TEFL instructor in the Peace Corps in the 1990s and, subsequently, became coordinator of language teacher training programs for the Peace Corps, ...

Caitlin – Writing Specialist

Caitlin McGill, Writing SpecialistCaitlin McGill joined Educational Advocates in September 2013. A Florida native, she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.A in English, a specialization in creative writing, and a dance minor. She is currently pursuing her master of fine arts degree in creative writing at Emerson College, where she assists in undergraduate literature and writing ...
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