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Write Out LoudWrite Out Loud
by Carol Barash, PhD

12 Tools to Tell Your Story and Get into a Great College

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About the Book

Write essays that win admission + scholarships

The definitive guide to college application essays, Write Out Loud teaches the Moments Method™, a proven strategy to create effective, authentic application essays that win admission and scholarships at your top choice colleges.

Write Out Loud includes exercises that eases students past where many get stuck when writing about themselves. Learn tools and build confidence for successful essays and interviews:

  • Includes successful student essays.
  • Guides students through each type of essay question.
  • Provides charts and checklists to organize the application process.
  • Works for students from all backgrounds--whatever your writing background or native language.

About the Author

Expanding writing and college access in the digital age

Author, educator and social entrepreneur, Carol Barash developed the Moments Method and launched Story To College in 2010 to empower students from all backgrounds to advocate for themselves in school, work and life in the twenty-first century.

Carol Barash

The founder of Story To College, Carol Barash, PhD has taught her Moments Method™ to nearly 10,000 students around the world, revealing how every student can tell stories to win admission and scholarships. A graduate of Yale and Princeton and a former admissions advisor at Rutgers University, Carol has created award-winning educational programs that cross languages, cultures, and generations in diverse school, community, and business settings. Underlying Story To College and Write Out Loud is Carol’s belief that our shared future needs all students, from every background, to tell their story and pursue their biggest dreams.

Upcoming Events

4/24-25/14Storytelling, the Personal Essay, and College Writing ReadinessNational Association for Education Access, Minneapolis, MNTalk6/16-20/14Write Out Loud: 12 Tools to Coach Admissions EssaysHigher Education Consultants Association Annual Conference, Portland, OregonTalk

Date/Time Event Location Type
1/29/2014 Partnering in Your Child's Application Process NY Parents League Talk
3/1/14 9:45-11am Storytelling and College and Career Success National AfterSchool Association Convention, New York, NY Talk
4/24-25/14 9:45-11am Storytelling, the Personal Essay, and College Writing Readiness National Partnership for Educational Access, Minneapolis, MN Talk
6/16-20/14 Write Out Loud: 12 Tools to Coach Admissions Essays Higher Education Consultants Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon Talk

What Experts Say

Chad Troutwine, Co-founder and CEO of Veritas Prep

Dr. Carol Barash has completely demystified one of the most intimidating tasks in a person’s life. Write Out Loud unlocks the secrets to creating memorable prose and how to avoid producing conventional, uninteresting essays. Because the college essay offers applicants their lone opportunity to demonstrate what truly matters to them, and to share the qualities that make them unique, the stakes could not be any higher. With meticulous detail, Barash delivers a foolproof plan for helping college applicants strike essay gold. Write Out Loud is a must read for all parents and college aspirants.

Shelley Krause, College Counselor, Rutgers Preparatory School

Write Out Loud is a pearl, the distillation of work with thousands of students. Carol’s warmth and wisdom about storytelling’s essential role, not just in the college process, but in our lives, serves as a welcome respite from the “what do they want from me?” perspective that is often at the forefront of students’ thinking. With patience, contagious confidence, and real-life examples, Carol illuminates a process that can help anyone discover and articulate those stories that help them stand out in their own way, and in their own words. Write Out Loud is destined to become a “go to” resource.

J.B. Schramm, Founder, College Summit

At College Summit, we recognized early on that writing the personal statement is both an essential voyage of discovery and an effective tool for gaining admission to college. Carol Barash’s guide to writing the college admissions essay will help generations of students use this opportunity to explore their hopes, dreams and aspirations and to show colleges what a mere resume of accomplishments and test scores can never show--their authentic selves.

Downloadable Resources

Guide to the Common App  Supplement Essay Organizer  College Application Organizer  Success Stories  Defining Moment Stories from Great Authors

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April 24, 2014