Writing an Effective College Essay

July 17, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET

Join Method Learning for the "Writing an Effective College Essay" designed to help prospective college students craft compelling and memorable admission essays. This interactive session will provide expert tips on how to choose the right essay topics that highlight student's unique strengths and experiences.

Dr. Ruzicka and Dr. Sterk will guide students through the writing process, from structuring their narrative to refining their final draft. Also, students will learn how to avoid common pitfalls and make their essays stand out in a crowded applicant pool. Whether they're just starting the draft or looking to polish an existing piece, this webinar is an essential tool for making their college application shine.

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Meet the speakers

Dr. Jessica Ruzicka

Originally from New York and now residing in South Carolina, Dr. Ruzicka boasts over 25 years of experience advising students and families on college-related matters, including financial aid, admissions, and academic and career planning. As the former Director of College and Academic Planning at a private K-12 school, she has a profound commitment to assisting students and families in the high school-to-college transition and helping them make informed decisions about college, majors, and career paths.

Dr. Amanda Sterk

Dr. Amanda Sterk is the Director of College and Career Advising at Method Learning. Through her years of experience, Dr. Sterk has helped thousands of students plan their academic futures, explore career options, and apply and succeed for college admissions and scholarships.

She is co-author of the nationally recognized college admissions workbook, College UnMazed: Your Guide to Navigate the High School to College Maze. A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Drake University, and Creighton University, Dr. Sterk graduated with a Bachelors in Education, a Master’s in Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.