Becoming - A Podcast for Teens

College Essay and Application Know How with Melissa Pyrch

October 24, 2019

Just in time for your college essay submissions, we have some great tips to help you knock your college application out of the park. Melissa Pyrch started teaching high school English 20 years ago at just 22 years of age, and is a mentor for so many young students. She is going to help you figure out how to dig deep and help you find a way to share a part of yourself that is really meaningful. Melissa wants your college essay to go in the ABSOLUTELY pile, not the maybe pile among that giant stack of applicants. For those who think this is going to be about grammar, and sentence arrangement, not so much, there are a ton of useful tools for self reflection and finding meaning in your life even if you aren't applying for college anytime soon, or applied long ago! We hope you find some meaningful tools for learning about yourself and connecting with others in this episode!


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