Pitch Perfect

How to Write a Successful College Admission Essay by Molly Moynhan

Pitch Perfect is a complete guide to a writing powerful personal statement for college admission.  Pitch Perfect cuts through the fluff and compresses an entire writing class between its covers. The writing exercises, grammar shortcuts and common application essay prompts included in this book will give students the tools they need to write their best college essays.  Moynahan writes with humor and heart — students will find this guide both accessible and invaluable.

Molly Moynahan has a rare gift, she is a brilliant writer and n excellent teacher of writing. She has dedicated herself to teaching high school students (from the at-risk to the Advanced Placement) the art and science of the college admission essay. 
Brian M. Pete, President of The Education Associates & co-founder of Robin Fogarty & Associates

Moynahan knows teenagers, their desires and their hauntings...
– Teenreads.com

Moynahan helped me through this delicate process of dealing with a very personal subject while trying to organize a succinct idea and message for the essay
–  I.J., student

I wanted to let you know that I applied early decision to Trinity and I was accepted ! Thank you so much for helping me with my essay; could not have done it without your guidance.
– L.Q., student

Molly impressed me with her knowledge of how teenagers think and communicate; I know my son could easily relate to her and her guidance. Molly did not rewrite or reinvent my son’s work. She preserved the creativity, spirit, and themes of my son’s writing while enhancing it with her editorial skills and writer’s expertise. She was encouraging and very timely. 
–M., parent

Moynahan has been writing and teaching for more than twenty years and is an authority on writing successful personal statements.  She has taught thousands of high school and college students how to write well.  As an English educator, Moynahan has worked at Rutgers, SMU, Loyola, and Columbia and at Evanston Township High School and New Trier High School.

Moynahan is a published novelist, an award-winning playwright and scriptwriter, a columnist and blogger. Moynahan is the author of three novels: Parting is All We Know of Heaven, Living in Arcadia and Stone GardenStone Garden was chosen a Notable Book by the New York Times, a best teen read by the American Library Association and was a BOOKSENSE 76 choice. Moynahan has been a recipient of fellowships from the Djerassi Foundation, The Helena Wurlizer Foundation and and she was a panelist for the National Council of Teachers of English Convention in Chicago.  More information can be found on mollymoynahan.com