Free online tool helps aspiring college students write the perfect admissions essay
GritoBlast! — Tech start-up SchoolWise.com’s mission statement includes the phrase: “help more students attend college.” But how does a company that specializes in data analytics and AI, otherwise known as artificial intelligence, help students achieve their dreams of Higher Education?
It’s all about the essay.
Ask any aspirational college student what is the most stressful aspect of the college application process and most will say the essay portion. With more than 75 percent of colleges weighing the essay against someone’s admission, according to a study by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and it’s no wonder that students still sweat out the perfect essay.
Even after the essay is sent, self-doubt lingers for many students. SchoolWise.com wants to help students feel better about their college essays, in turn, getting into their first choice, with a free tool that takes the college essay into the 21st Century.
Tapping into the most famous supercomputer of our time, IBM Watson analyzes the essay and identifies key characteristics that admission officers look for in college essays.
“Admissions officers read the essays to build a mental picture of the applicant and learn about their personality traits and values. This is where the Essay Analysis tool helps,” says SchoolWise.com Founder, and MIT graduate, Salil Sethi.
Because the three-month start-up wants to democratize the college application process, SchoolWise provides all tools and information for free. Also, check out the site’s blog for some helpful posts ranging from “How to get a good recommendation letter” to “College Application Tips & Advice from Admissions Officers.”