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Write Your Way To Success: Aim High Writing Provides Guidance for Aspiring Students
“You really are good enough; you deserve to be here. Own it!”
It was one of the last things Jessica Peyton Roberts said to me during her interview but I wouldn’t be expressing the passion behind her creation if I didn’t begin this article with her parting words. Where was she when I was applying for schools?
Roberts is a minority female business owner (a member of the Cherokee tribe), with an M.A. from Harvard and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. She is a godsend to prospective students staring at college essays with trembling fear. Her service, Aim High Writing, is an applications coaching program that reaches out to students who are self-motivated and have clearly defined education goals.
“I see writing as a tool for education reform and as a way to kind of level the socioeconomic playing field for students,” says Roberts. “If you can express yourself in a way that comes across as a mature young adult, I think it has the ability to transcend whatever,barriers, perceived or real, you think there is to you being respected and accepted by an institution.”