Conquer The College Essay Privacy Policy.


A privacy policy discloses ways that a party gathers, uses, discloses and manages data. Please read our Privacy Policy before using this website. The Conquer the College Essay LLC (“Conquer the College Essay”) website (“Site”) is an Internet website that is designed to help individuals and institutions gather information with regard to the college admissions essay and learn about the services that we provide. All Internet users should exercise caution when using the Internet so as to protect their privacy. Conquer the College Essay collects information as described below. Before you enter any information on any website, it is important to become aware of safe practices and restrictions regarding such disclosure. By accessing and using this Site, you hereby agree to be legally bound by our Privacy Policy.


In creating content for our Site, Conquer the College Essay asks that visitors disclose comparatively little information. In general, the collection of information is limited to what is known as non-personally identifying information (e.g., screen name, gender, state, zip code, and country of residence). On occasion, we may ask for limited personality identifying information (e.g. your legal name, email address and/or email address of parent or third party), as explained below, in order to expand the success of our programs as well as your learning experience.


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Conquer the College Essay respects the privilege of receiving information from visitors and makes sure to protect the privacy of users. On occasion, we may use personality identifying information for purposes such as sending email messages but we do not currently disclose that information to third parties. Additionally, we may use such personality identifying information to provide you with relevant marketing materials, and to contact Site users who have asked that Conquer the College Essay contact them directly about such sales and special offers. If requested, we may disclose personality identifying information to third parties in order to comply with law or requests by law enforcement agencies or to protect the rights, property or safety of our Site.


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This Privacy Policy was last updated on April 4, 2014.
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Lily’s College Essay

“I know you’re terrified of this act,” said Ann, my director, “but you have to let yourself become vulnerable. We’re all here to support you. Trust us. We love you.” 

We were just days away from performing Our Town. I was Emily, I needed a breakthrough, and this was Act Three.


At the end of this act, Emily, my character, dies but has the chance to relive a day with her family. She learns that the people around her did not really see what was important in life. Her idealized recollection of her life is shattered. She is deeply disappointed and saddened by her discovery. The only way to perform this last act is with great emotion. But, even though I knew this, I would not allow myself to go to a place where I could really feel Emily’s pain and loss. 

A few months before I left for this theater program, my sister, Beth, who was living in Chile, suffered a seizure. We learned that it was caused by a brain tumor that had been growing undetected for many years. Beth was flown home immediately for brain surgery.



The first time I saw my sister in seven months, she was in the hospital on a stretcher with IVs in her arm. The night before her operation, the doctor told us what could happen during brain surgery. Beth could become paralyzed, lose memory, and she could die. I have never been so sad and terrified in my entire life, and I was so angry that this had happened. As it turned out, Beth came through the surgery well and the tumor was benign, but the horror of the experience has stayed with me. 

Day after day, we rehearsed the last act and day after day I stayed dry-eyed and emotionless.


Talking to Ann, I came to realize why I couldn’t get to the feelings that this act required. The scene hit too close to home for me. Death had come so close and I did not want to relive those feelings. 

I stood there and said my lines. I tried as hard as I could to not just talk about death, but to allow myself to feel. I couldn’t. Ann stopped the rehearsal. She asked a staff member, Howie, to go on stage. “Hold Lily. Don’t let her fall,” Ann said, “but try to make her feel physically off balance.”



Howie held on to my shoulders and pulled me in all different directions. As this happened, I said my lines and suddenly started to cry my heart out.


This was my breakthrough. 

My sister’s illness threw me off balance and changed my life forever. When, once again, I was thrown off balance, Act Three changed forever. In that moment, during rehearsal, my defenses fell and I was able to reconnect to the sadness I had felt. I discovered that I could go there again safely and grow from this experience. From that moment on, each rehearsal and each performance was done with great emotion. We were days away from performing Our Town. I was Emily, I had a breakthrough, and that was my Act Three.