“Circle This”: Rock Hard Apps

Family Circle Magazine

October 2003

Is your high-school senior wrestling with daunting college applications? In her book Rock Hard Apps: How to write a Killer College Application (Hyperion), Katherine Cohen, Ph.D., author and founder of IvyWise, LLC, a private educational consulting company, shares her application expertise and reveals admissions’ officers lists of do’s and don’ts.

A sampling:
Do’s: Let your own voice be heard. Write a story only you can tell. It should reveal something about your character/personality that an admissions counselor would not otherwise know.

Don’ts: Not indicating clearly what you want to study. Burying outstanding accomplishments in a sea of mundane activities. Not paying attention to grammar and punctuation.

For more advice, log on to www.ivywise.com.