College Essay Madness? ED/EA Deadline Nov 1 Looming? Proof & Polish Opportunity Sat, Oct. 24

college essay proof and polishAre you scrambling right now to get your college essays into shape? Have you been writing (and rewriting) your Common App personal statement, but it still doesn’t seem quite right? Finding it tough to finish given all of your competing demands of schoolwork, sports and extracurriculars?

A Bloc of Writers is offering a “proof & polish” service for students who may need a little direction and guidance in getting the Common App down to under the 650 word limit, writing a catchy introduction, focusing the essay, and making it read like an college application essay rather than a boring five-paragraph English paper.

Specifically, A Bloc of Writers experts are taking appointments for one-to-one sessions so applicants will be ready to hit SEND by the November 1 EA/ED deadline! Send a draft of the Common App essay by October 21, and they will critique it during a private session on October 24 at the Cos Cob Library between 1:00pm and 4:00pm.

You can also sign up for a private meeting if you need help fine-tuning and polishing your supplemental essays. Students must send their essays by October 21 to secure a time slot with one of our editors. Payment is required in advance. They can also help proof and polish the supplemental essays.

Pre-registration is required! To sign up, email [email protected]

Michele TurkAs the founder of A Bloc of Writers, Michele Turk oversees a team of writers who provide writing, editing and tutoring services ranging from blog posts to books. She has worked as a writer and editor for two decades, and she is the author of “Blood, Sweat and Tears: An Oral History of the American Red Cross,” and a co-editor of “Inkstained,” a collection of essays by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Class of 1992. Her work has appeared in BusinessWeek, Parents, U.S. News & World Report, Elle and Glamour magazines, as well as numerous websites, and she has also worked as an adjunct professor of journalism at Quinnipiac University. She lives in Cos Cob.

See also: Four Red Flags on the Path to an Impressive College Essay


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