COLLEGE ESSAYS

OUR ESSAY COACHES WILL HELP YOU WRITE THE PERFECT ESSAY

Writing skills matter… a lot!  College essays are the most important part of the college application next to your grades and test scores. Our program will help you stand out by avoiding boring and traditional essay structure. We will also make sure that your written work positively reflects your character, personality, and writing ability.

Choosing essay topics can be a daunting task. Your college counselor and will help you brainstorm ideas, create an essay blueprint, and write your first drafts efficiently. Even good writers can benefit from our essay writing program because we simulate the admissions essay review process with every draft! Our team of creative writing specialists will give you feedback and suggestions for revision to ensure that your final products are well polished, creative, and compelling. We also keep the entire essay writing process organized by using tools that are preloaded into your Custom College Plan account.

CLASS OPTIONS

PERSONAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENT ESSAYS

WRITING THE PERSONAL STATEMENT: PRE-WORK

Take a quick look at this year’s personal statement essay prompts and discuss topics, themes, and core values that you may want to share with the admissions committee.

Approximate Duration: ½ Class Session [30 minutes]

Writing the Personal Statement and Supplement Essays #1: Brainstorming and Outlining

Use this class session to work with your college counselor on your personal statement drafts. Drafts will be reviewed by our Essay Team in between sessions. This class session can be repeated as necessary.
Approximate Duration: 1 Class Session [60 minutes]

Writing the Personal Statement and Supplement Essays #2: Rough and Final Drafts

Use these class sessions to work with your college counselor on your personal statement drafts. Drafts will be reviewed by our Essay Team in between sessions. This class session can be repeated as necessary.
Approximate Duration: ½ Class Session [30 minutes]

ADDITIONAL WRITING COURSES

SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY WRITING

Examine the essay prompt from every angle and craft the perfect scholarship application essay with the help of your college counselor. This class session may be repeated as necessary

Approximate Duration: ½ Class Session [30 minutes]

ACADEMIC WRITING TUTORING

Both formal and informal college interviews are great opportunities to market yourself to prospective colleges and universities. With the help of your counselor, brainstorm, outline, and prepare well-polished answers to the most common admissions interview questions.
Approximate Duration: 1 Class Session [60 minutes] Recommended Prerequisite: Developing the “Silver Platter” List

Preparing for College Admissions Interviews… and Supplement Essays!

With the help of your counselor, brainstorm, outline, and prepare well-polished answers to the most common admissions interview questions. Interview questions often align with many common supplement essay prompts.
Approximate Duration: 1 Class Session [60 minutes] Recommended Prerequisite: Developing the “Silver Platter” List

MEET SOME OF OUR ESSAY TEAM MEMBERS:

JENNIFER

Jennifer is a MFA graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. When she isn't busy editing your essays, she works as a freelance editor and writing teacher in the Baltimore, Maryland area.

ANDRA

Andra is a graduate of Juniata College. When she isn't editing your essays, she works as a professional English teacher in central Pennsylvania. Andra will be pursuing doctoral studies starting in the fall of 2019.

JOHN

John is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Journalism. When he isn't busy editing your essays, he works as an education blogger and freelance contributor to local print media.

ELLEN

Ellen is a MFA graduate of New York University. When she isn't busy editing your essays, she works as a Professional writer and editor in Oaxaca, Mexico

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