Watch a live essay editing session and learn tips and tricks to improve your college essay, common errors, strategies for reducing word count, and more.
Carly Tribull will be editing a real college essay live during Thursday's event. For each essay, she'll walk through how admissions officers would read the essay, and go line by line making edits and suggestions.
You'll also have the opportunity for extensive Q&A about the editing choices that Carly is making and challenges that you're facing with your own essays.
PhD in Biology, BA UC Berkeley
I’m Dr. Carly Tribull, an Assistant Professor in Biology at Farmingdale State College (SUNY). I want to provide the “professor’s perspective” in admissions consulting and essay development by modeling our advisor-client relationship as one that will help you build the skills you’ll need to succeed in college: answering the “big” questions about yourself, time management, and intentionality. “Know thyself” is my guiding philosophy, and I help prospective students to address challenging questions about their passions, interests, fears, and navigating the expectations of their support network. Only after building that foundation can we plan an admissions journey and build exceptional and authentic essays. I can provide personal perspectives on the following: 1. Navigating passions that seem in conflict to choose the best school for you. I loved both biology and art in high school and dealt with competing pressures to choose one. Are you going through something similar? 2. Leveraging your high school extracurriculars to continue the ‘story of you’ in college. College isn’t just about the classes you take, but building relationships that you’ll rely on throughout your professional life – let me give you some tips about this process. 3. Building towards post-college plans like Medical school or gaining advanced degrees – we can start planning for that process right now! I also love helping students write essays – ranging from the admissions essays you’ll need to draft for colleges to the personal statements for summer research experiences to your graduate school applications. If you have older siblings or friends already in college that need help with these, I’ve got plenty of experience helping my own research interns! I’m excited to work with you, but it’s important to mention that I can’t help clients that are interested in applying to Farmingdale State College for conflict of interest reasons. Other than that, let’s make a plan to help you succeed.