Writing College Application Essays That Shine WORKSHOP

What do Paz Vega, Will Smith and TLC's What Not To Wear
have to do with your college application essay?
Find out when you invite award-winning writer, Margot Starbuck, to speak to your group. Margot's workshop, Writing Your Best Essay, equips students to write winning college application essays.

"great feedback from parents and students"

​"Was wonderful! We heard great feedback from parents and students. They felt informed and they really enjoyed the presentation. Thank you so much for presenting. The East families were beyond pleased! Look forward to working with you in the future." -Tiffany Robinson, East Chapel Hill High School

With humor and wisdom,
​Margot shares...

  • How to brainstorm stellar essay topics
  • What readers hope to learn about a student in the essay
  • 3 components of a strong essay
  • How the college application essay is like dating
  • Which writing voice is too casual, too formal & just right
  • Taboo topics to avoid at all costs
  • Considering the reader (you don't know) as you write
  • Techniques to improve your writing
  • Why it's important to "show" and not "tell"
  • A step-by-step writing plan
  • 14 must-know tips 
  • Parents' role in the process
  • An essential checklist others can use to review your essay