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VIDEO LESSONS


You'll brainstorm essay ideas, analyze example essays that work, discover which type of essay fits you, then outline, complete, and revise an essay that truly tells your story.

30+


SAMPLE ESSAYS

 

Read forty example activities lists and dozens of inspiring example essays that do an awesome job.

45+


PAGES of WORKBOOK

Complete activities in the workbook to help you brainstorm topics and outline essays for the most commonly asked supplemental essay questions.

300+ 

Colleges

You'll cover the most common essay topics required by hundreds of colleges, including those quirky essay topics required by the most highly selective colleges. (I'm lookin' at you, UChicago.)

1

week

Our goal: Brainstorm, outline, and write awesome drafts for all of your supplements by the final day.

100%

GUARANTEED

Take the class. Read the guide. Do the exercises.  If you're not completely satisfied, I'll send you a full refund.


The Personal Statement Boot Camp takes you through the main statement. This guide does the rest.


What is it?

It’s a six-part online course that students and counselors have been asking me about for like three years. My goal is to provide you (or your student) the resources you need to complete not only the Common App, but also the supplemental essays that most highly selective schools require. Through the live 30-min. Q&A sessions with me after each session and homework assignments each night, you should be able to get a whole lot done. In a week.  

STUDENT VERSION

July 24-29 (Mon-Sat), 2017
5-6:30pm PST

$297
$197

Student Pricing PWYC Available

COUnSELOR VERSION

July 24-29 (Mon-Sat), 2017
1:00 - 2:30pm PST

$597
$397

Counselor Pricing PWYC Available

What if I can’t make SOME OF those times?

Sign up anyway! I’ll send you a recording each night, plus the giant PDF resource so you can go through it at your own pace.

Where is it?

Online. Tune in from the comfort of your own anywhere.

What makes this webinar series special?

It’s the only workshop of its kind. And because I think you’ll find it:

  • inspiring: you’ll be writing right away
  • efficient: you’ll learn a lot fast
  • practical: you’ll get a step-by-step map
  • comprehensive: you won’t find this range of essays covered anywhere else

What's the difference between the Student and Counselor version?

There's a big difference between writing something awesome yourself (as a student) and helping someone else write something awesome (as a counselor.) 

Though some of the content overlaps, the counselor version is geared specifically to helping counselors with the unique struggles they face in guiding students through writing the most common supplemental essays.  The student version is tailored to the unique struggles they go through in writing these essays.

    The SIX-part course includes:

    • (5) LIVE 1-hr Lessons taught by me, Ethan
    • (5) LIVE 30-min. daily Q&A Sessions--so you can ask me your specific essay questions or have your essays reviewed (that’s 7.5 hrs of live Ethan-time)
    • PDF resource with:
      • 40 sample Activities List descriptions
      • Five Important Misuses of the Common App Additional Info section
      • (10) Great “Why us” Essays
      • (2) Great “Roommate” Essays
      • (4) Great “Extracurricular” Essays
      • (2) Great “Community” Essays
      • (4) Great “U of Chicago” Essays
      • (2) Great “Quotation” Essays
      • (2) Great “Create Your Own Class” Essays
      • (3) Great sets of short answers
      • (3) Great “How I Spent My Summer” Examples
     

    Okay, I’m interested. Can I see the syllabus?

    Totally. Check it out:


    SYLLABUS

                Click for more info

    DAY 1:

    THE ACTIVITIES LIST & THE ADDITIONAL INFO SECTION

    In this session we’ll discuss the two important parts of the Common App besides the main statement. I’ll provide 10 tips for writing an amazing Activities List (they’re solid), plus 13 important uses for the Additional Info section.

    DAY 2:

    THE “WHY US” ESSAY & THE STANFORD/HARVARD ROOMMATE ESSAY

    In this session we’ll look at both short (100-250 word) & longer (300-600 word) examples of the “Why us” essay, including a Tufts essay that packs 13 reasons into just 196 words. Then you’ll get a step-by-step to writing the essay that asks you to write a letter to your future roommate. (Fun fact: the “Why us” is one of my favorites. So much so that I created a Complete Guidejust for that essay.)

    DAY 3:

    THE EXTRACURRICULAR ESSAY & THE MICHIGAN/DUKE/MANY OTHER SCHOOLS’ “COMMUNITY” ESSAY

    In this session we’ll look at both short (150 word) and longer (250-400 word) examples of the essay so popular that Common App used to require it (and many highly selective schools still do)... the extracurricular essay. Then we’ll discuss how to handle the “Tell us about a community you’re a part of” essay.

    DAY 4:

    THE U OF CHICAGO ESSAYS, THE QUOTATION ESSAY & THE “CREATE YOUR OWN CLASS” ESSAY

    Ooh, some of my favorite prompts! Here are some of U Chicago’s weirdest ones. We’ll discuss ways to trigger your own Uncommon thinking, look at techniques for answering the dreaded “Please respond to the following quote” essay, and even find time to discuss tips for the “Create Your Own Class” prompt.

    DAY 5:

    THE SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS & THE “HOW I SPENT THE PAST TWO SUMMERS” SHORT ESSAY

    You know those 25-word (or 100 character) short takes from Yale, Stanford, Columbia, USC, etc.? (Yeah, those.) I’ll show you why students should never overlook those, discuss techniques for standing out in 100 characters, then address another commonly overlooked prompt: the “How I Spent the Past Two Summers” essay.

    DAY 6:

    ASK ME ANYTHING YOU WANT DAY

    Today’s the day to show me (and others) what you’re working on. I’ll spend time reviewing as many essays as I can.
    How to Adapt This Guide in a 1-on-1 in Your Private Counseling Practice
     

    Oh, and did I mention?


    I’LL ALSO REVIEW YOUR ESSAYS ON ALL THE Q&A SESSIONS.


    How much does it cost?

    Only $197! 

    Plus, as always, I’m offering pay-what-you-can spots for folks who need a few bucks off. Want one? Click the pay-what-you-can button below.

    To clarify: no one will be turned away due to cost.

    Ready? Let’s do this:

    Group Registration

    Are you an administrator at your school district? Click below to inquire about registering a group of students at a discounted rate.

    Are you a high school counselor or school administrator? Click below to inquire about registering a group of students at a discounted rate.


    Meet Your
    Guide

    Each year I help thousands of students and counselors around the world through my online courses, workshops, articles, blog posts and books. I also work privately with a small number of students each year.

    In this LIVE online course, I distill the best and most effective college essay writing resources I have ever used.  I’ll personally walk you through how I guide students from "I have no idea what to write about" to "That's the best thing I've ever written."


    FAQ

    Can I ask you about my (or my students’) essays during the Q&A sessions?

    Totally! That’s exactly what they’re for.

    What if I can’t afford it?

    As with all my webinars and resources, I have some pay-what-you-can spots available. Just click the grey button below.

    What if I have another question?

    Email me: info@collegeessayguy.com