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LESSONS

In 7 guided lessons + Q&A sessions + a 32-page workbook, you'll brainstorm essay ideas, analyze example essays that work, and outline and complete revise an impressive essay that truly tells your story.

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Take the course. Do the exercises. Get some great ideas flowing. If you're not completely satisfied, just let me know and I'll send you a full refund up to 30 days after your purchase.


HOW TO WRITE
A PERSONAL STATEMENT

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

Day 1  How to Find Your Essay Topic
Day 2 How to Write Each of the Four Essay Types
Day 3 Bringing Your Essay to Life with Details & Color (or) When to Scrap What You Have and Start Over
Day 4  Workshop Your Essays Live With Me (Ethan)
Day 5  Advanced Essay Techniques
Day 6  Celebrating Your Work & Looking Ahead

 

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 July 17-22, 2016

LIVE COURSE INCLUDES:

 

6 LIVE sessions

Over 6 days in a virtual online classroom
July 17th | 4 - 5:30pm PST
July 18th | 4 - 5:30pm PST
July 19th | 4 - 5:30pm PST
July 20th | 4 - 5:30pm PST
July 21st | 4 - 5:30pm PST
July 22nd | 4 - 5:30pm PST

Video + MP3 Recordings

Daily video & audio recordings for those who can’t attend every session

32-page Workbook

A downloadable PDF Including all the exercises and instructions you need to write a great draft

Live feedback

Each session is followed by a live Q&A with me (Ethan), where you can ask questions specific to your essay

MY NEW BOOK

#1 Amazon Bestseller: College Essay Essentials: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Successful College Admissions Essay

100% money-back guarantee

If you're not satisfied, I'll send you a full refund  up to 30 days after your purchase

 

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VIDEO COURSE INCLUDES:

 

7 video lessons

Lessons + Q&A sessions guided by Ethan Sawyer, featuring real students, example essays, and step-by-step guidance through the writing process

MP3 versions of ALL videoS

Audio versions of each lesson and Q&A session, so you can listen on-the-go

32-PAGE WORKBOOK

A downloadable PDF Including all the exercises and instructions you need to write a great draft

ANSWERS YOU NEED

What should I write about? How do I structure my essay? Is anything off-limits? How do I make my essay, like, deep?

work at your own pace

Unlimited access to all videos and resources so you can start, pause and write whenever is convenient for you

100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

If you're not satisfied, I'll send you a full refund  up to 30 days after your purchase

 
 

 
 
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.

 

GROUP REGISTRATION

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pay-what-you-can.

Access is really important for me. In fact, it’s at the heart of most everything I do, and it’s why so many resources on my site are free. 
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COLLEGE ESSAY GUY'S
“How to Write a Personal Statement” COURSE