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I'M KAREN SCHWARZ, THE ESSAYMOM.

My approach to college admissions essays minimizes the worry, allowing the student's best self to emerge on the page with genuine warmth and clarity.  I work with students in private practice and workshops.
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WHAT CAN ESSAYMOM DO FOR YOU?

By choosing the right essay topics you can write fewer, and better, essays.

LIGHTEN THE WORK LOAD.
DESIGN YOUR OPTIMAL SUBJECTS.

We'll develop essay ideas that complement your application and demonstrate your readiness for college.

My step-by-step approach calms stress, so you can write your best essays. 

CREATE A SENSIBLE WORK PLAN.

You'll learn easy techniques that strengthen and personalize your  college essays. 

HELP UPGRADE YOUR WRITING.
News
 Commonapp.org has announced the essay prompts for the class of '20. 

RECENT CLIENTS SAY...

Karen’s suggestions really stretched my daughter Kelly (Colgate, ’20) to go beyond her comfort zone and the result were admissions essays that really conveyed what she was trying to explain.

KELLY'S MOM, LORI

Karen's essay advice was always constructive and honest.  She helped with everything from grammar to big-picture themes. 

COBIE, BARNARD COLLEGE,  '21

[My essays were ] the highlight of my college applications. Thanks to her help I won the TC Williams SFA Scholarship of $24,000 and will be attending Duke University in the Fall with $59,000 in grants and merit aid

PETER, DUKE, '21

ESSAYMOM CONGRATULATES 2019 CLIENTS ON THESE ADMITS AND MERIT AWARDS:  

Boston College/Carroll School of Business; Boston University/Honors College --$20,000;  Brigham Young University – Full Scholarship;  Case Western University -- $25,000;  Clemson University;  College of William & Mary/James Monroe Scholars; Columbia University;  Denison University, $27,000; Dickinson College -- $15,000;  Drexel University -- $19,500;  Elon University;  Emerson College/BFA Theatre Design;  Fordham University -- $23,500; George Mason University -- $2,000; George Washington University/Honors Program  $25,000; Georgia Tech -- $6,000;  Ithaca College/BFA inTheatre Production & Design;  James Madison University;  Lawrence University $30,000;  Long Island University/BFA Musical Theatre -- $28,000;  Longwood University -- $5,500;  Marshall University -- $6,000;  Miami University of Ohio -- $20,000;  Northeastern University/Honors Program  -- $22,000;  Oberlin College -- $29,000;  Ohio University/BFA Musical Theatre -- $13,000;  Pace University/BFA Musical Theatre -- $25,000;   Point Park University -- $30,000; Rhodes College -- $30,000;  Roosevelt University;  Stanford University/Post Doc in Psychology;  Syracuse University -- $15,000;  Trinity University – Full Scholarship;  Tulane University – Honors College $30,000;  University of Alabama;  University of Arizona;  University of California, Berkeley;  University of California, Davis;  University of California, Irvine;  University of California, San Diego;  University of Delaware/Honors College -- $28,000;  University of Kansas;  University of Mary Washington;  University of Maryland/Honors College -- $12,500;  University of Miami/DaVinci Scholars;  University of Michigan/BFA Theatre Production & Design;  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill/Honors Carolina -- $10,000;  University of Pennsylvania;  University of Pittsburgh/Honors College $5,000;  University of South Carolina;  University of Texas/Austin MCCombs Business School; University of Vermont/Honors College -- $20,000; University of Virginia; Vassar College;  Virginia Commonwealth University/Honors College;  Virginia Tech/Honors College/Pamplin College of Business/College of Engineering $3,000;  Washington & Lee University;  West Virginia University -- $10,000

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