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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

Class of ‘20  Early Action/Early Decision Admits

(Merit awards are per year)

 

American University in Paris, Drexel University ($14k), Elon University, Fordham University, Hebrew Union College,

James Madison University, Miami  University/Ohio, Michigan Tech ($15k), Northeastern University, Old Dominion University ($4k),

Pace University, Penn State, Radford University, Sarah Lawrence College ($20k), St John’s College/Annapolis, St. Joseph’s College, State University of New York/Albany, Oneonta, New Paltz,University of Colorado/Boulder, University of Pittsburgh (Honors Program), University of South Carolina, University of Tampa (Honors Program/$15k), University of Tennessee, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin/Madison, Vassar College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Military Institute, Yale College, York College ($9k)

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