Let the College Essay Guy take the stress out of writing your college admission essay. Packed with brainstorming activities, college personal statement samples and more, this book provides a clear, stress-free roadmap to writing your best admission essay.
Writing a college admission essay doesn't have to be stressful. College counselor Ethan Sawyer (aka The College Essay Guy) will show you that there are only four (really, four!) types of college admission essays. And all you have to do to figure out which type is best for you is answer two simple questions:
1. Have you experienced significant challenges in your life?
2. Do you know what you want to be or do in the future?
With these questions providing the building blocks for your essay, Sawyer guides you through the rest of the process, from choosing a structure to revising your essay, and answers the big questions that have probably been keeping you up at night: How do I brag in a way that doesn't sound like bragging? and How do I make my essay, like, deep?
College Essay Essentials will help you with:
- The best brainstorming exercises
- Choosing an essay structure
- The all-important editing and revisions
- Exercises and tools to help you get started or get unstuck
- College admission essay examples
Packed with tips, tricks, exercises, and sample essays from real students who got into their dream schools, College Essay Essentials is the only college essay guide to make this complicated process logical, simple, and (dare we say it?) a little bit fun. The perfect companion to The Fiske Guide To Colleges 2020/2021. For high school counselors and college admission coaches, this is an essential book to help walk your students through writing a stellar, authentic college essay.
"Applying to college can be stressful, and this author, the rightly self-proclaimed College Essay Guy, makes at least one part less intimidating. Sawyer, a national speaker and workshop facilitator, brings his writing tips to an even wider audience in this highly accessible, interactive, and efficient guide...multiple copies are a must for any college-prep collection.
" - Booklist