I'm a first-generation college student and have worked for years as an admissions reader for the University of Washington. I also had a past job as a writing consultant, where I worked with college students at every level, helping them craft essays and research papers from multiple academic disciplines. In my job as a writing consultant, I’d wager to say 50-60% of the students I saw, wanted help with personal statements, resumes, or cover letters, so I’ve developed a keen sense of what the average college admissions essay looks like and I know how to make it stand out amongst the thousands of others an admissions officer will read during a typical admissions cycle. My goal - to help you take the guesswork out of the college application process and get you into the college of your choice. For more college admissions tips on everything from writing your statement of purpose to prepping for your college interview, check out my blog at here or at koodooslearning.com/blog.
I think of myself as a lifelong learner, but deciding to go back to grad school wasn't a light decision. When I decided to take the leap in 2016, I was six years into a career as an officer in the U.S. Army and was hesitant to disrupt a steady paying job and what I consider purposeful work. Still, I had a list of reasons in my head for wanting and needing to leave the Army and return to grad school that are probably similar to what most people consider when they're making the potentially life-ch
I wanted to start my blog off with a basic intro to the statement of purpose and the steps you can take to start your first draft. I'm an admissions reader and former writing consultant and love helping folks write better essays. By no means am I a writing expert, but I've read 1000s of personal statements/ SOPs and worked with dozens, if not hundreds, of clients on their college essays and applications and I just like helping folks craft better essays for their college app