New College Prep App improves College Applications with Live Help Desk

May 4, 2011 in Education (E)

[] Charlottesville, Virginia - Niles Technology Group today is pleased to announce the release of its College Prep application for high school students. College applications essays are the most important essays that a college-bound student writes. These essays are reviewed and judged based on many factors; miss one factor, and the essay is not as strong as it could be. Niles Technology Group understands the imperative that college application essays are written correctly, and College Prep is the answer.

The stress on students, generated by the college admissions process, is caused mainly by one question, "How do I present myself to colleges?" Grades and extracurricular activities speak for themselves; however, the essays are where the true voice of the applicant is heard and, subsequently, heavily evaluated. "Students are correct to be nervous about their essays, but with the proper guidance, essays can actually be enjoyable to write," explains Michael Niles, President of Niles Technology Group. "College Prep is an app that focuses solely on the essay types dealing with the college admissions process. In addition to instructional content, the app comes with access to a Live Help Desk, where students submit questions and receive assistance in writing these important essays."

Most students are surprisingly shy in talking about themselves when writing. Many have even forgotten important activities that they should highlight or they, erroneously, under-present an activity. The guidelines in the College Prep app assist students in developing a process in which they uniquely talk about themselves with respect to the college to which they are applying. Plus, students are encouraged not to hold-back talking about their good points. The app does not stop there. Students have access to a Live Help Desk, where they ask questions and get ideas about writing college essays. Live Help is also a support system for students who feel "stuck" or "overwhelmed" by the application process.

"Niles Technology developed College Prep to also take some pressure off of schools," further explains Mr. Niles. "School resources are stretched thin, and the support staff to assist every student, at the particular time each one needs assistance, simply is not there. The instructional content in the app combined with the Live Help Desk help fill this void. One goal is to support guidance counselors and schools throughout this stressful time for students. The app also eliminates the need for counselors to develop specific application essay writing guidelines of their own. College Prep is a perfect solution for both students and schools. Simply install on school's iPods, iPads or iPhones, and all students can receive help with college applications."

College Prep includes one essay that is not on any application; that being the SAT essay. It is included in the app because colleges use it to judge extemporaneous writing skills. College Prep takes the entire mystery out of writing the SAT essay and helps students develop the confidence to do well on the real one. It is not how much students practice that counts, but how well they practice. College Prep provides the foundation for consistent, well-structured practice.

The incorporation of mobile learning into today's classroom is moving into high gear, and Niles Technology Group is dedicated to providing top-of-the-line educational apps that fit into students' mobile lifestyles. Contact Michael Niles at the Niles Technology Group for more information.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 2.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
College Application Essays 1.0 is $19.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

Niles Technology Group was founded in 2007 to develop software for emerging technologies and is developing a series of mobile computing applications dedicated to teaching superior writing and logical thinking skills. With its experience in the technology and content required to develop full-featured products for students, Niles Technology Group is a leading iPhone app publisher, and the Achievers Writing Center and Essay Writing Wizard apps have sold successfully worldwide. The key to Niles Technology Group's success is specificity. Each app is specific to the writing task at hand. Michael A. Niles, the founder, was formerly, for eight years, the President and CEO of The Right Education, Inc. (TRE), a web-based educational technology company that developed The Learning Accelerator. He looks forward to continuing to bring top-line education products to the mobile computing marketplace. Copyright (C) 2007-2011 Niles Technology Group. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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