This session is for students working with a partner on their personal statement. In it, you'll learn how to connect quickly and deeply, how to create a safe space and how to provide feedback that is kind, useful and actionable. Then I’ll demonstrate how to help someone refine an outline before writing the second draft.
0:10 - Intro
3:08 - Four Conversation Starters That Are Better Than "How are you?"
3:56 - 1. Celebrations
5:12 - 2. If You Really Knew Me
8:34 - 3. Gratitude Exchange
11:12 - 4. Check-in
15:36 - My Core Counseling Values
31:31 - How to Work With a Student Who Comes in with Nothing
43:00 - How to Work With a Student Who Comes in with Something
51:51 - If You Feel the Essay Isn't Revealing Much About the Student
53:03 - How to Revise the First Draft
58:00 - Quick Note on How to Receive Feedback
58:50 - Homework