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College Essay Ink


Applying to college? Make an authentic connection . . .
 . . . with your story.


When it comes to writing essays for college applications, it's important to de-stress and
tap into your creativity. But how do you do that? I designed the 6-Step Guide to help you
connect to your story so you can write essays with impact. 

As a college counselor and writing coach, I offer guidance in all areas of the
college planning and application process. 

Individual appointments: online or in-person. Group sessions and workshops available. 


Project You

College and Career Workshops


Project You focuses on college and career readiness. Hands-on and interactive, the workshops

offer timely information and tools to assist students on their path forward. 


Who are you? What vision do you have for your future?

And what are the actions and steps that will take you there?

Workshop learning modules address key elements of college and career planning. 

To learn more about my services, please send an email. I look forward to connecting with you!

Susan Treadwell

College Counselor, Writing Coach

February 3, 2020

* High school juniors: the 2020 -2021 Common App essay prompts are set. 

February is here, and high school juniors have so much going on – keeping up with school, testing, extra-curriculars, work, family obligations – not to mention college search, too.

And then there's Valentine’s Day ... t...

January 14, 2020

As seniors begin their final semester of high school, I can't help but feel like an empty-nester. I will miss the students! It was an honor to counsel them, to get to know them and to learn about their passions, values, challenges, ambitions – each person grappling with growing up and tran...

November 7, 2019

Are you a rebel who resists the status quo? If so, there's a good chance the traditional essay format is not for you.  Don't despair!  You have options.

This year, I've worked with students who identify as artists, creative empaths, social justice warriors, eco-feminists, mak...

October 11, 2019

Every year I meet students who dive into the University of California Personal Insight Questions without doing their homework. Yikes! Here's a cheat sheet that can keep you on track, and save precious time. (I still recommend you browse the UC websites for specific advice.)

The University o...

September 1, 2019

Last fall, I met with Marc, a high school dynamo. You name it, he had it going on. Except for one thing. He couldn’t write. I mean, he knew how to write, but he couldn’t write.

During our first meeting, we had a freewheeling conversation about his background and experiences. There were so m...

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