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Writing Better College Essays

Date: Jun 28, 2022
Duration: 1 hour
Start Time: 8:00 pm ET
End Time: 9:00 pm ET

For most college-bound rising seniors, the college application essay is the most important piece of writing they’ll create up to this point in their lives. And yet, just what makes for a great application essay is clouded by misunderstandings, gimmicks, and poor advice. There is a better way to understand the college application essay—let the experts at Method Learning show you how. In this webinar, Donald McCarthy, published author and veteran writing tutor will provide key information on the college essay including:

  • Choosing your essay topic and avoiding overused topics
  • Correcting common myths about the purpose of the essays
  • Laying out a timeline for students to prep their essays
  • Discussing what colleges and universities are looking for in students’ writing
  • Method Learning’s College Essay Writing Summer Course


About your presenter

Donald graduated from Adelphi University with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and a Master of Arts in Adolescent Education, before completing his Master of Fine Arts in Writing at City College of New York. For the past eight years at MTP, Donald has worked with students one-on-one, in small groups, in the classroom, and online, helping them with the SAT, ACT, English Regents, and college application essays. Donald is also an Instructor of English literature and writing at SUNY Old Westbury and in his free time is probably writing, reading or watching the show LOST for the hundredth time.