For me, summer officially starts when my kids are out of school. This Friday will mark their last day and I’m so excited to launch some new projects. One of them is a program directed at high school students, which puts the lazy days of summer to good use and will impress college admissions officers.
I recently met with a college guidance counselor who gave me some interesting news. Students who publish have a leg up on their competition. If your child is trying to decide where to put in extra effort, consider these reasons for directing them to write a book:
- Writing a book is a lofty task.
Colleges look positively on an applicant willing to take on this endeavor.
- Stand out from the crowd.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s wonderful and noble to volunteer for a non-profit organization. However, unless you give that organization a number of hours, even years, it can sometimes appear that you’re padding your resume. Writing a book is different from what so many other applicants do.
- Express yourself.
Colleges want to know who you are and what you stand for. What better way to express yourself than by putting your thoughts into a book. Whether fiction or non-fiction, your project says a lot about how you view your place in the world.
Now remember the first point in which I admitted that writing a book was a lofty task? It’s true, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t surefire ways to get a book out of your head and onto the page. Evatopia’s Book Publishing Course guarantees you’ll finish a book in 4-9 months depending on the genre.
One-on-one instruction either in person or via Skype makes success possible. What better time to start than the summer holidays?