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I'M KAREN SCHWARZ, THE ESSAYMOM.

Every student has at least one story that captures a facet of their unique selves.  By combing through memories (momentous and mundane), finding your written voice, and creating a logical work plan, we will cultivate great essays --  warm, personal and easy to read by overworked admissions officers.

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A great essay can...

  • Unlock scholarships & merit aid.

  • Distinguish you from students with similar GPA, test scores and activities.

  • Leverage honors programs

 

  • Compensate for weaknesses.  

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TOGETHER WE WILL...

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.

Congratulations to Class of ‘20  Admits! 

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Adelphi University ($23k), American University in Paris, Brooklyn College,  Cal State-San Luis Obispo, City College of New York, Clemson University, College of Charleston ($15k), College of Staten island, Dickinson College, Drew University ($32.7Drexel University ($14k), Elon University, Fordham University ($25.5k), Gettysburg College, Hebrew Union College, Hunter College, James Madison University School of Architecture, Lehman College, Miami University/Ohio, Michigan Tech ($24k), Mount Holyoke College ($40k), Muhlenberg College,Northeastern University, Old Dominion University ($12k), Pace University ($27.5k), Penn State, Queens College, Radford University ($6k), Sarah Lawrence College ($20k), St John’s College/Annapolis, St. Joseph’s College, State University of New York/Albany, Oneonta, New Paltz, & Purchase, University of California Davis, Irvine, San Diego, Santa Barbara, UCLA, University of Colorado/Boulder ($5.5k), University of Connecticut, Syracuse University, University of Delaware, University of Pittsburgh (Honors Program), University of South Carolina, University of Tampa (Honors Program/$15k), University of Tennessee, University of Vermont, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin/Madison, Vassar College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Tech, Yale College, York College ($9k)