college essay help
What you write in your application essay or personal statement should not contradict any other part of your application–nor should it repeat it. This isn’t the place to list your awards or discuss your grades or test scores.
Set it aside for a few days and read it again. Put yourself in the shoes of an admissions officer: Is the essay interesting? Do the ideas flow logically? Does it reveal something about the applicant? Is it written in the applicant’s own voice?
A brainstorming session to help students find their best stories and their strongest personal statement
We’ve learned how to help teenagers find their best stories. We ask the right questions, listen carefully to the responses, and unearth the kind of interesting, charming, endearing, or just plain compelling tales admissions officers want to read about. We can do the same for your student. We’ll also set deadlines for drafts, offer our written feedback over email, and give the essay a final proofread to make sure it’s error-free. And while we never over-edit or otherwise hijack the essay from the student (admissions officers can always tell when a student received too much help), every year, Collegewise students of all academic levels produce essays that make them proud and improve their applications. Frankly, we love this part of our job.
Grades alone won’t get you accepted to your dream school. The college essay is an important piece — making up about a quarter of your college application. Essays help you stand out from the rest.
We’ve broken down college essays into a few different types and written a guide for each. These guides allow you to understand what admissions officers are looking for and save time by grouping your essays into archetypes.
The question caught me off guard, much like the question posed to me in Laredo. Then, I realized I knew the answer. I knew why the coat hanger had been handed to me.
5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
“How do I figure out what to write about?”
“How do I structure my essay?”