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In seven video lessons + a 32-page workbook, you'll brainstorm essay ideas, analyze essays that work, discover which type of essay fits you, then outline, complete, and revise an essay that truly tells your story.


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HOW TO WRITE
A PERSONAL STATEMENT

VIDEO COURSE SYLLABUS

 

1 – How to Find your Essay Topic
2 – How to Write Each of the 4 Essay Types
3 – The Great College Essay Test
4 – How to Guide the First Lesson (Optional Lesson)
5 – How to Revise Your Essay in 5 Steps
6 – Bringing Your Essay to Life
7 – Ethan Workshops Essays
8 – Celebrating Your Work and Looking Ahead

 

Session videos are available with closed captions for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers.


 
 
For the first time in my eight years of college counseling, I am beginning to get a handle on how to assist my students with the essay writing process. I am extremely grateful to be given tools that I can both relate to and apply with my students. I will listen to Ethan present every time I am given the opportunity — he is that good!!!
— Valerie J. / Private School Counselor
 
 
This course has not just taught me about writing personal statements; it has taught me about who I am. From my life to my aspirations, this course brought out details about me that I didn’t even know about myself.
— Daishi T. / Harvard University, Class of 2018
 
 
Ethan’s warm personal focus and positive attitude laid the foundation for a personally motivating and enriching journey. I felt like I was his only student! I came away from the experience with a new sense of confidence as both a counselor and essay mentor. He exceeded my expectations.
— Susan S. / Independent Counselor
 
 

 
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Who is College Essay Guy?

Ethan Sawyer is a nationally recognized college essay expert and sought-after speaker. Each year he helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, articles, products, and books, and works privately with a small number of students. A graduate of Northwestern University, Ethan holds an MFA from UC Irvine and two counseling certificates. He lives in Los Angeles with his beautiful wife, Veronica, and their amazing daughter, Zola.

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Work at your own pace.

Watch the videos as many times as you want.

Learn what to write about and how to outline, structure and revise your essay . . .

. . . and best of all, how to bring your essay to life.




 
 
 

Students finish the course with a compelling and memorable personal statement.

Parents and counselors get all the tools they need to help their students through the writing process.

Watch and work from anywhere. You’ll have access to the videos forever.

 

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COLLEGE ESSAY GUY'S
HOW TO WRITE A PERSONAL STATEMENT
VIDEO COURSE