Writing a College Application or Scholarship Essay
Unsure of how to get started on your college essays? Let me guess...you haven't even started writing because you have no idea what to say and it's easier to avoid it. Yep...I understand. Been there.
But! Check this out! This is a cool website and essay tool that just came out: Story2. It walks you through the essay writing process, step by step.
Make sure to type the stuff they ask you into the boxes. As you progress along, they'll help generate your story from what you've told them. There's even a point where they ask you to record your story by talking it out loud (You may need a webcam for that part. My computer has one so I'm not sure if you can do it without one...try it and see.). After you record your story out loud, they ask you to transcribe it and type it into the box verbatim (word-for-word). BUT...if you're not a fast typist or that task seems daunting, just click the box that asks them to transcribe it for you. They'll do it and email it to you! How cool is that?!
It doesn't stop there. They walk you through the refining process, have you write several options of story lines, then put them in front of you so you can see them and choose the best one. Really great stuff!
Here's the information I received in my email so I'm sharing it with you. Simply sign up using the link below and make sure to use the code. If you get to work quickly, you could submit your essay for them to review for FREE! (If you miss being one of the first 100 essays, don't pay if they offer to charge you. Instead, find a respected counselor, teacher, or friend, and have them look over it for you.)
You should be filling out college applications and submitting scholarships now! So now is the perfect time! Get started on the college and scholarship essays early! Then share with other readers. What are some of the story lines you came up with? Post your story lines in the comments below and share with others so you guys can help each other with ideas.
Here's the link and information:
We've got some big news to share. You might have heard we just launched Story2, an online toolkit that teaches students how to tell their stories to stand out in the college admissions process. And we'd like to share this resource with you for free.
What to do:
Sign up! Here's a registration code you can use and share: VOICE2014
PS: We will review the first 100 essays submitted for free!
Jack and the Story2 Team
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