Admissions Essays-

The Personal Statement

An important part of the admissions process, the personal statement is an opportunity for the applicant to let individuality shine.  A good tutor will help students brainstorm ideas, steer them towards those that best demonstrate what makes them most valuable to the schools, and guide them towards a finished product that is in the student's voice.

 

In the current Covid-19 environment, with the exams not carrying as much weight as usual, a well-crafted personal statement can be all the more helpful to a student seeking admission to his or her school of choice.  

I look forward to speaking with you about a plan to help your child craft an essay that best shows off to schools that which makes him or her unique.  

 

A truly personal statement. 

Helpful Links

Common App Essay Prompts These are the prompts for 2020-21. They are the same as the previous year's.  While prompt 7 leaves room for any topic you wish, it's strongly advised that you avoid a discussion of Covid-related issues. There is a separate area on this year's app to include that, which is all the more reason to not go there in the main personal statement. 

Coalition App Essay Prompts The other main application that brings together many schools under one banner.  Given that prompt 5 here is open-ended in the same manner as that of Prompt 7 in the Common App, a personal statement used for one may be also applied to the other.  This of course is not entirely true of the supplemental essays for each school.