SHARON MADNEK

SHARON MADNEK

SHARON MADNEK

Say It Write, Owner

How to Write a College Essay: The Personal Statement

This presentation will provide students with the tools and perspective necessary to jump-start the college essay writing process. Specific topics include the role of the personal statement in the college application process, topic selection, writing strategies, mastering the personal narrative writing style, and a discussion of common mistakes.

Making the Most of Supplemental College Essays

This presentation will discuss the rising importance of college application supplemental essays. Specific topics will include key differences between the personal statement and supplemental essays, tactics for using the supplemental essays to demonstrate fit and interest, and tips for using college visits and other research to write compelling and meaningful essay responses.


Sharon Madnek is an experienced college application essay consultant and owner of “Say It Write”. Ms. Madnek coaches students both privately and through the Nicolet and Homestead High School Recreation Departments, and is a featured speaker at Milwaukee’s annual meeting of the NACAC (National Association of College Admissions Counselors). Ms. Madnek earned a BBA from UW-Madison and an MBA from Northwestern University, and previously worked in marketing and communications for Pepsi-Cola Company and Lever Brothers Company in New York City.

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