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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 list descriptions 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 COURSE 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
4 - 5:30pm 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

EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 1ST !

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 when writing these essays.

    The SIX-part course includes:

    • (6) LIVE 1-hr Lessons taught by me, Ethan
    • (6) 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)
    • The Ultimate 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
    • Loads of magic and inspiration to get you excited to write.
     


    Wait, I can't make all those times! Can I get a recording?

    Of course! Sign up and you'll get a recording of each session uploaded in your College Essay Guy account.
     

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

    Totally. Check it out:

    SYLLABUS

    Day 1: How to DEVELOP  YOUR "Big PIcture STRATEGY" +  The Activities List & Additional Info Section

    • Creating Your Big Picture Strategy
      • Is my application giving a complete picture of who I am? 
      • Is my application repeating the same information in different areas?
      • How do I choose topics for my supplemental essays based on my Common App Essay?
        • "I already wrote about community service/main extracurricular activity/favorite subject in my main statement, but now they're asking me to write about community service/main extracurricular activity/favorite subject again in my supplemental essays. What do I do???"
      • Three Amazing Applications That Are Doing It Right
    • How to Create an Awesome Common App Activities List
      • 10 tips for writing an amazing Activities List 
      • 40 sample Activities List descriptions that do an awesome job.
    • How to Fill Out the Additional Information Section
      • Why this section is the most underused portion of the Common App.
      • How this section could potentially make the difference in your application.
      • 13 Important Uses for the Additional Info section.
      • 5 Common Misuses of the Additional Information Section

     

    DAY 2:  THE “WHY US” ESSAY & THE STANFORD/HARVARD ROOMMATE ESSAY

    • How to Write the "Why Us" Essay (Required by dozens of colleges)
      • How NOT to Write the "Why Us" Essay
      • What You Probably SHOULD Include in Your "Why Us" Essay
      • How to Write a "Why Us" for a Safety School
      • How to Research Everything You Need to Write a Great "Why Us" Essay
      • How to Re-Use Your Why Us Essay For Other Schools (And How Not to)
      • Advanced Techniques for Writing a Next-Level "Why Us" Essay
      • 10 Great Sample "Why Us" Essays
    • The Roommate Essay:
      • Three Questions You Should Probably Answer In Your Roommate Essay (And How to Answer Them)

    DAY 3: THE EXTRACURRICULAR ESSAY & THE MICHIGAN/DUKE/MANY OTHER SCHOOLS’ “COMMUNITY” ESSAY

    • How to Write an Epic Extracurricular Activity Essay
      • The Best Extracurricular Activity Brainstorming I've Ever Seen (BEABIES)
      • 4 Great Extracurricular Activity Essays (And Why They're Awesome)
    • How to Write a Great "Community" Essay
      • What you should probably include in this essay
      • What you probably shouldn't include
      • Two Great Sample Essays

    DAY 4: THE U OF CHICAGO ESSAYS, THE QUOTATION ESSAY & THE “CREATE YOUR OWN CLASS” ESSAY

    • How the Heck Do You Approach the University of Chicago Extended Essay?
      • How to decide which of the six topics to choose.
      • Four Great Sample Essays
    • How to Write the Quotation Essay
      • Why This Essay Isn't Really About the Quote At All
      • Two Great Sample Essays
    • How to Write the "Create Your Own Class" Essay
      • Two Great Sample Essays

    DAY 5: THE SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS & THE “HOW I SPENT THE PAST TWO SUMMERS” SHORT ESSAY

    • How to Fill Out the Short Answer Questions (Yale, USC, Columbia, Stanford, U. Chicago, etc.)
      • How to Stand Out In Just 100 Characters
      • How to Make Each Answer Count (And Reveal Something New About You)
    • How to Write the "How I Spent My Summers" Essay (Princeton, etc.)
      • Two Great Sample Essays

    DAY 6: ASK ME ANYTHING YOU WANT DAY

    • We'll throw out the lessons and you can ask any question you'd like, including:
      • How should I write the (insert any essay topic) essay?
      • Students: Can you give me some feedback on my essay?
      • Counselors: How do I help my student with (insert any supplemental essay issue.)
      • Do you always wear that bow tie? Like, even to sleep?

     

    Oh, and did I mention?


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


    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."


    MORE 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