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Collin College Hosts ’Writes’ of Passage: How to Write a Personal Statement, College or Scholarship Essay

Sept.10, 2013 – A personal essay can make or break an opportunity for students aiming to stand out among the masses of college admission and scholarship-seeking applicants.

Learn what to say and how to say it with ‘Writes’ of Passage: How to Write a Personal Statement, College or Scholarship Essay from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Collin College Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, located at 9700 Wade Boulevard in Frisco.

‘Writes’ of Passage, a Destination College workshop featuring essay expert and president of College Admission Consultants, Inc., Marilyn Kaufman, M.Ed., will cover valuable tips regarding strategies and significant factors involved in writing an essay.

Brooke Ingersoll, Destination College coordinator, said an essay will put a face to a standard admissions or scholarship application.

 “It makes you more personable to those reviewing your file and can truly make a difference in being accepted to the college of your choice or receiving a much-needed scholarship,” Ingersoll said. “This workshop will aim to give students a better idea of what is expected and will cover some of the do’s and don’ts of being able to stick out among the crowd.”

While the workshop is free, registration is required. As one of the year’s most popular events, space is limited. Interested parties are encouraged to register as early as possible.

To register, visit For questions, call 972.377.1772.

Destination College is a Collin College initiative that helps high school students and their parents to get ready for college, no matter which institution they choose. This event is the first of a series of workshops scheduled to help high school students prepare for college. 

Collin College serves nearly 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development.