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Story To College Launches New 8-Point Essay Checklist to Help High School Seniors Evaluate Their College Application Essays


New essay-assessment tool from Story to College teaches high school students skills to know when their college applications essays are ready to submit.

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 24, 2012

Story To College, the innovative essay-writing company, launched a new 8-Point Essay Checklist tool today for high school students to complete their college application essays. This tool uses Story To College's insights from over 3,000 application essays and input from students, guidance counselors, and admissions officers to give seniors a quick and easy way to know when their essays are ready.

“Having read over 3,000 college admissions essays, we discovered 8 distinct areas that students consistently need to work on to make their essays stand out from the crowd. We took these 8 areas and developed an easy-to-use checklist for all students to quickly see if their essays fall short or are almost complete,” says Dr. Carol Barash, Founder and CEO of Story To College.

The free 8-Point Essay Checklist assesses college application essays on 8 distinct storytelling fundamentals, including ‘You had me at Hello,' ‘I want more' and ‘The 3 D's: Details, Description, Dialogue.' Students register for the Checklist, grade their essays according to the questions provided and then see their essay scores. At a glance, they know if their essays are almost ready or would benefit from additional work.

The Story To College checklist "got me on track with my college app process and helped me a lot in understanding what I need to do to finish," says Zoe Urban of NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies.

With college application deadlines fast approaching, high school seniors are expected to use the tool to ensure their essays hit all the key points proven to make their authentic voice stand out.

Students interested in using the 8-Point Essay Checklist to grade their college application essays can register for free here:

About Story To College

Story To College teaches students tools to complete college application essays in their own voice and improve writing confidence and college readiness. The company has created proprietary training methods and materials that fit the needs of college bound students from diverse backgrounds. The Story To College curriculum was designed by a team of teachers, professional storytellers, college counselors, and admission officers. In the past 2 years the company has worked with over 5300 students. All of the seniors they have worked with have gotten into at least one of their top choice colleges and all who applied for merit aid received it. For more information visit:

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