I think that Cogita’s advisors, tutors, and essay reviewers are great because they are personal and they really try to get to know you and push you to get the perfect combination of words out onto paper. Cogita understood where my deficiency was and helped me rise to another level.
I think Cogita is inspiring in its legacy to educate today’s young leaders in the world. Now is the perfect time in the world to get to know about all the different cultures and start to live those experiences, and Cogita makes that path possible by giving students a greater chance at beating the college process.
The most important things I learned from working with Cogita are:
- importance of empathy (a concept I kept in mind throughout my entire application + essay writing process)
- all events and activities, even the smallest ones, had/will have an impact on who we are as a person (and we can reflect back on them)
Cogita’s advisors are very very supportive (like a second mother-figure). They pushed students to discover more beyond what they thought of as their limit and never force students to make changes to their essays if they don’t want to (the comments/edits are mere suggestions)
As a student who was so used to a grade-centered/highly competitive school environment, Cogita helped me experience and learn about values that I would not have otherwise experienced at school (empathy, awareness as a global citizen, etc)
Marina is incredible. So thoughtful, so patient, so kind. Truly a visionary!
I think it’s so valuable to have someone to act as a sounding board to your ideas, to push you, to help you connect dots in your education and experience in the world.
Cogita helped me change my views and values about education, myself and the world. It also helped me to be able to communicate all of these things in a meaningful and articulate way.
I think Cogita’s advisors, tutors, and essay reviewers are absolutely great. Having a lot of advisors, tutors, and essay reviewers is always helpful and in the end and helps you achieve better results. When writing my college essays, I always had an extra and fresh set of eyes to look over and edit my essays which was nice to see new perspectives on what parts of my essay worked and what didn’t.
Cogita pushes you to really achieve your best and go above and beyond your goals. The emphasis on developing your identity and how your education plays into that role is vital and Cogita does a great job of doing so.
Cogita teaches you how to “de-highschool” yourself– organizing your own day instead of having someone hand you your daily schedule. This is by far the most impactful life skill I have learned at my time working with Cogita.
I think they are very knowledgeable and genuinely care about me. They are passionate about their work, and it’s inspiring to see such successful people working together as a team.
I recommend that you, as a student, take advantage of all the skills that Cogita teaches regarding how to be professional with college officials, how to act in interviews, and important professional manners that you wouldn’t learn elsewhere.
Cogita’s team made me realize how hard this process was going to be and provided me with the support I needed to get through it. The team was very helpful, always available and very invested.
I remember that through the college application process I learned to think of myself as a global citizen with the help of Cogita.