How To Tell Your Personal Story In Your Common App Essay

Recorded Thursday, October 1 at 08:30 PM

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Learn how to tell your personal story in a Common App essay.

Moriah Kofsky will walk through storytelling techniques you can use to bring more of your personality out in your Common App essay and other personal statements. Getting this element right in your essays is critical to success in the college admissions process.

She'll also open the floor for a Q&A to answer any and all questions about storytelling in your college essays.

Your host

Undergrad College: University of Pennsylvania '19

Major: English and Women’s Studies

Work Experience: I'm passionate about merging storytelling, psychology, and spirituality to co-create experiences that transform people. In addition to advising students with CollegeVine, I work as a life coach and freelance writer.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Moriah and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
63:58@anonymous:What if you can't remember exactly what you said for dialogue?
64:45@ccking:is it possible to get a recording of this
64:53@anonymous:Can the event highlighted in the essay need to be during high school years? Can an experience in 8th be relevant in describing the impact on my personal development?
65:39@Mel:Many people say that we should discuss the actual event early within the you think this is accurate?
69:28@anonymous:What if we still don't have any idea about what we are going to write about ?
71:45@samueljasperdavid:do the supplemental essays have the same Arc model or what other model do they follow?
73:17@aspiringbrownstudent:How do I write my essay that talks about the impact someone or an event had in my life without making the reader cringe or without sounding cheesy?


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