Kim Lifton

Kim Lifton

Kim Lifton is President and Co-founder of Wow Writing Workshop, a strategic communication and training company that follows three principles: process, plan, and schedule. Wow also specializes in professional development for consultants, teachers, and high school counselors who work with students applying to college or grad school and teaches college and grad school applicants how to write effective personal statements and supplemental, fellowship, and scholarship essays. Since 2009, Wow has been leading the college admissions industry with our unique approach to the college application essay. We work with students and professionals around the world and are staffed by a small team of experts who understand the writing process inside and out.

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Video: College Essay Q&A With Expert Kim Lifton

Writing your college application essay can be one of the most difficult parts of the college admission process. College essay expert Kim Lifton is here to help!read more

How to Write About Bullying in Your College Essay

Bullying is a sensitive subject you may feel isn't good for your college essay, but here's how and why it could be a great application essay topic for you.read more

Don't Use Your English Paper as a College Essay

Many students send college application essays that were written for an English class. Most earned A's, but they're not often college app ready. Here's why!read more

Why You Should Answer the New COVID Essay Prompt

The Common Application is allowing students to explain how the pandemic has impacted them. Here's why and how you should write this type of college essay. read more

How Can I Trim Down My College Essay?

Are you finishing up your admission essay, but it's just too long for the word count requirements? Our experts have advice for trimming it down!read more

How to Help Your Students Start the College Essay

Just because students have to write their college essays themselves doesn't mean parents can't help them think about it. Here are some tips to get them started!read more

Advice for Writing Your Grad School Personal Statement

The graduate personal statement isn't just another essay. Here's what to keep in mind as you're writing this important part of your grad school application. read more

Should You Write Your College Essay Now?

You have a lot of time on your hands now with the coronavirus outbreak; should you be focusing on your college essay? Before you start, ask yourself these questions.read more

Busting the Worst Admission Essay Myths

There's a lot of misinformation out there surrounding the college admission essay. Consider these myths and facts before you get started.read more

A Look at College Admission From a Top Official

Getting through the college admission process can feel like stumbling around in the dark, so let a real-life college admission expert guide you and share her top advice. read more