Karen Yang

St Cecilia School, scored 1570 on the SAT. Accepted to Dartmouth College.

ThinkTank’s PCAP program was a novel experience for me. The system of brainstorming, writing, editing, and receiving feedback was tough to adjust to yet ultimately helped me create a more extensive essay than I could have written by myself. My counselor certainly helped me brainstorm and uncover new angles to take on the prompts as we dug up remnants of my childhood experiences I would not have thought of myself. He also stayed up very late helping me edit my essays, and him adding another point of view on my writing was generally helpful. He helped bring out more of myself and my voice in the essays, thereby humanizing my application.