Under Cover: Newporter Wrote the Book on College Apps

Edie Crabtree / Newport Beach Independent September 26, 2014 Finishing high school and preparing to make the leap into college can be a very stressful time. Although they still have one foot squarely in adolescence, we expect our young people to be able to start making important life decisions. No longer is the most pressing question whether or not there is time to make it to Starbucks and back during tutorial. Instead, teens must consider what career they would like to work towards, what major they should choose, and which university is best suited to fill their needs, all while considering cost, proximity to home, and whether or not a job will be a necessity.   Read the Full...

Meet Local Author and Education Consultant Cindy Muchnick

Ilene Schneider / KosherOC.com September 23, 2014 Orange County author unveils new college application writing book and conducts free college application writing seminar Sunday, October 5. Local author, educational consultant, and speaker Cynthia Muchnick’s ninth book, Writing Successful College Applications: It’s More than Just the Essay (Peterson’s Publishing) goes on sale September 30, just in time for high school juniors, rising seniors and their parents to get essential help in the college application process. The title will also be available as an e-book.   Read the Full...

Top Ten Tips for Successful Application Writing

Peterson’s Newswire September 15, 2014 Your college application writing is not just about writing one personal statement. There are often several shorter essays, supplemental questions, and short answers required by schools, too. This top ten list will quickly prepare you for all of the writing required on your college applications. Heed this advice and you will be able to start your process “in the know.”   Read the Full...

Like Mother, Like Son

Valerie Takahama / Orange Coast Magazine September, 2014 Newport Beach author Cynthia Muchnick has forged a career penning how-to books based on real-life experiences. Her first, “Will You Marry Me?,” was inspired by her husband’s marriage proposal. Now 16-year-old son Justin is following in her footsteps.   Read the Full...