Do you have a high schooler desperately trying to distinguish him or herself for college admission? Do they want their college of choice to note them as remarkable? Perhaps sports, student body activities, and service hours are routes that have been pursued.
Maybe your student’s GPA, class rank, or ACT/SAT scores are fantastic. Each of those avenues will lend credibility and improve your child’s chances. However their ability to write will be critical to college entrance, as well.
It’s a well-established fact that constant writing practice makes for a better writer. For that reason alone, your student should start a blog.
College essays need to be extremely well-written. Daily posting will help your student to learn to write effectively, cleanly, and quickly. It will also help in journaling and tracking the many other extracurricular activities completed throughout a high school career. Combine better writing ability with top notch service and community involvement and you have a recipe for success and college admission at an any university or college.
Some of you may recall the movie “Legally Blonde” in which Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods, seeks to distinguish herself to gain admittance to Harvard Law School. She uses a video to illustrate her unique talents and captures the attention (obviously) of the entire admittance committee. While a little over-the-top, she had the right idea. College hopefuls need to distinguish themselves and creating a blog does just that!
As you guide your student to ways to help themselves in the pursuit of a higher education, please share with them the blog as an important step. A blog and college admission go hand in hand.
If your student needs direction on where to start, have him or her signup for the webinar on Self Marketing For College Admission. In one hour, they will see the value of a blog. Understanding the basics of engaging a reader, documenting their successes and failures, and the structure behind writing a winning college essay will be reviewed. Students will also learn the tools to create a blog to reference in their college application, too!
And, remember, if you ever need someone to blog or blogging tips, give me a call. 🙂