Keaghan Turner, PhD

Keaghan Turner, PhD

Keaghan Turner, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Digital Writing and Humanistic Studies at Coastal Carolina University. She has taught writing and literature at small liberal arts colleges and state flagship universities for the past 20 years. As a managing partner of Turner+Turner College Consulting, LLC, Dr. Turner also counsels high school students on all aspects of their college admission portfolios, leads writing workshops, and generally tries to encourage students to believe in the power of their own writing voices. You can contact Dr. Turner on Instagram @consultingprofessors or by email at tntcollegeconsulting@gmail.com

Articles

How to Approach Tragedy and Loss in Your College Essay

You may feel compelled to write about a difficult subject for your college essay. Here are some tips to impactfully and respectfully write about those hard topics.read more

The Underappreciated Benefits of College Bridge Programs

Were you invited to join a college's bridge program? It may feel a little different than a normal acceptance, but there are several benefits that all lead to the same college degree in four years. Read on to learn more about "bridging" and if it may be the right path for you.read more

Good Writing About Bad Things: Irony and College Essays

It's funny how college essay prompts that ask about bad experiences--from struggle and pain to perseverance and identity--often make for really good reading for admission counselors!read more

Want to Find Your Essay's Message? Take Time to Create Wordy Drafts

Need help finding the message you want to convey in your college essay? This writing approach may surprise you! read more

5 Questions to Kick-Start Your College Essay

Once you decide on a topic for your college application essay, try asking these five questions.read more

A College Essay Starter Plan for the Dog Days of Summer

Getting students to work on their college applications during the summer is a hard sell. Here's how to talk to your kids and get them thinking about writing their college essay.read more