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Carol Barash, PhD

Carol Barash, PhD

Author of Write Out Loud, CEO of Story2, Carol Barash, PhD is revolutionizing writing through storytelling. Forbes named Story2 one of “10 EdTech Companies You Need to Know About.” A professor at Princeton, Michigan, and Rutgers, where she served in admissions, Carol graduated from Yale (BA), UVa (MA) Princeton (PhD).

Recent Posts by Carol Barash, PhD:

by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 28, 2021 2:51:42 PM

During my webinar last week, students and parents asked how to write about painful life experiences—illness, poverty, trauma—in their college application essays. These questions come up a lot: Can I …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 27, 2021 8:25:58 PM

If you're applying to US colleges that require admission essays (aka "personal statement" or "personal essay"), you are in the right place! Story2 has helped more than a quarter million …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 26, 2021 5:26:05 PM

I was cleaning up my study recently, clearing the decks to write a new book about storytelling, and I found my notes from the road trip I took with my …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 26, 2021 11:33:53 AM

Your personal essays play a unique role in the admissions process, revealing your unique character to colleges, as admissions officers build a community of diverse students who will make the …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 24, 2021 5:58:10 PM

Hoping to spend your college years in the bustling city of Austin? The University of Texas might be the school for you! But before you make your way to Texas, …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 22, 2021 6:11:17 PM

There are many places students’ college admission essays get derailed. The first is the search for “the right topic.” A college admission essay is a completely different beast from the …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 22, 2021 11:32:57 AM

What should you not write in a college essay? When I read college application essays as a faculty advisor to the admissions committee at Douglass College, Rutgers, the great essays …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 21, 2021 8:41:42 PM

Your college admission essays are an essential part of your applications. But how do you actually know when your Common App and other college application essays are ready to submit? …

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