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

Feb. 18, 2014 – A personal essay is one of the few opportunities college admission or scholarship applicants receive to demonstrate their individuality amongst a sea of other qualified students.

By popular demand, Collin College’s Destination College Department will offer a repeat performance of its “‘Writes’ of Passage: How to Write a Personal Statement, College or Scholarship Essay” workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 in the Living Legends Conference Center at the Collin College Spring Creek Campus in Plano, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.

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

Brooke Ingersoll, Destination College coordinator, said a well-written essay puts a face to an application.

“Humanizing yourself through an essay makes you more memorable to the individuals evaluating your file,” Ingersoll said. “It can truly make a difference in being accepted to the college of your choice or receiving a much-needed scholarship.”

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.

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