When it comes to undergraduate and graduate school applications, the personal essay is by far the most daunting component for most applicants. Crafting a narrative that reveals greater depth into a student’s character, brims with personality and wit, and appeals enough to a college admissions board to warrant acceptance into a top university is a tall order. With the right coaching, however, what starts out as a struggle for some students can instead become a triumph. No other component of the college application poses a greater opportunity for students to show a side of themselves that the admissions board may not discern from the rest of their application. Beyond every student’s GPA and extra-curricular activities is a unique and compelling story waiting to be told. But writing a gripping, standout essay that leaves a lasting impression on the reader is only half the battle; for most students, the greatest challenge is knowing where to start.
We guide students through every step of the writing process, from brainstorming, to rough drafts, through revisions, until finally, they emerge with an exceptional personal essay that is authentically their own. We’ll collaborate via phone call, FaceTime, or Zoom.
Already have an essay draft? Simply purchase a one-hour session and we’ll go over it with you, offering suggested edits and ways to enhance your structure, professionalism, theme, and creative writer’s voice.