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HOW TO WRITE A PERSONAL STATEMENT

FROM BRAINSTORMING YOUR TOPIC TO POLISHING YOUR FINAL DRAFT.

Part 1 of my How to Apply to College video course series for students.

  • 25+ video lessons

  • 15+ Sample Essays

  • 620+ Colleges using the Common App

THE COLLEGE APPLICATION + SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAYS

I'LL GUIDE YOU FROM A TO Z.

Part 2 of my How to Apply to College video course series for students.

  • 30+ Video Lessons

  • 15+ Sample Essays

  • 45
    Page Workbook

HOW TO ANSWER THE UC APPLICATION PROMPTS

8 Prompts. 9 Schools.
Let’s Do This.

A Comprehensive Video Course for Students

  • 5 Video Lessons

  • All 9 UC Schools

  • 48-Page Workbook


 

I didn't know how to write an essay at all, but by taking this course now I really know how to write one. It encouraged me to think about the challenges I've faced in my life and their impact on me. The first exercise made me to go and look at my Scrapbook and photos and this really made me happy. This course helped me in writing an essay while bringing my memories back, which made me realize that I'm capable of reaching my goals and I'm strong.

-Ana, Student 2017

 

Other Resources for STudents

COLLEGE ESSAY ESSENTIALS

A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Successful College Admissions Essay.

"How do I figure out what to write about?"
"How do I structure my essay?"
"Is there a step-by-step process for writing the essay?
"How do I make my essay not-boring?"

Answers to these questions and so much more!

ETHAN SAWYER IS THE COLLEGE ESSAY GUY  |  ★★★★★
“That kind of says it all. While he may have named himself that, he has earned the title. His passion for writing essays that is conveyed in this book, will help any student get through the somewhat stressful and daunting process with fun and ease." 
– gonzo14, Amazon Customer


The complete guide to the college interview

Everything you need to know about preparing for a successful college interview.

This 18-Page E-book includes:

  • an electronic interview workbook to follow along

  • principles and exercises for guiding the interview towards your best self without sounding forced

  • the "so what" game to help you take your interview one step deeper

  • Plus So Much More.


THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE “WHY US” ESSAY

Everything you need to write an awesome "Why Us" essay for any school.

This 20-Page E-book includes:

  • Five Do's and Don'ts for your Why Us Essay

  • How NOT to write your “Why us” essay

  • What you SHOULD write in your “Why us” essay

  • All the resources you need to learn about a particular school

  • Six Great “Why us” Examples (And Why Each One Is Great)


Here’s what Students Are Saying About My Courses

"The past week, was more of a journey than a tutorial for my personal statement. Before the course, I was looking outwards for inspiration. My week with Ethan taught me to find inspiration within myself, but best of all, he provided me the tools to put it on paper."
-Jonathan, Student (2017)

"I feel like I've learned how to crystallize my most important core values in a ridiculously small word limit, which is a unique skill I wouldn't have learned otherwise. In the process of taking this course and learning from Ethan, I really feel like I've learned so much about myself. I think you'll come away from this course with a new outlook on both the college process and yourself."
- Sarah (2018)

"Before this course, I had one extracurricular activity that overlapped in all four of my personal insight question. Afterwards I was amazed how the beabies, feelings and needs exercise, and example essays helped me discover aspects of myself that I never thought I'd feel comfortable talking about. Now all four of my essays focus on different aspects of me which I'm proud of."
-Shazaib S, Student