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Destination College Hosts Essay Writing Seminar

Sept. 29, 2015 – Share your story in a way that will get you noticed. Destination College will present "The Magic of Storytelling: How to Write a Successful College Essay," from 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Collin College's Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. The seminar is free and open to the public.

According to a poll of 3,500 colleges and universities, writing a college essay is one of the most daunting challenges of the college application process. This seminar will teach its attendees the secrets behind writing a meaningful and memorable personal essay that connects with the admissions committee, while separating the author from millions of other student applicants.

The seminar is led by Marilyn Kaufman, M.Ed., one of 25 college counselors on The Princeton Review National College Counselor Advisory Board. It is one of the most popular workshops in the Destination College series, so be sure to register early. While the seminar is free, registration is required. To register, visit . For more information, 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. Other upcoming Destination College seminars include "Show Me the Money: Finding and Applying for Scholarships," 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20 and "The Princeton Review: Testing Strategies," from 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3. Both will be held at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center. A full list of seminars is available by clicking "Upcoming Events" at .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 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. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,200 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman's University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.