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VIDEO LESSONS

In 5 guided lessons + a 48-page workbook, I'll bring you the inside scoop straight from UC admissions reps, and you'll learn all you need to know to write your answers to the new UC personal insight questions.

 

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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.

1

Week

Our goal: Brainstorm, outline, and write awesome drafts of UC personal insight questions in one week.

32+

PAGES OF WORKBOOK

The most effective brainstorming activities I've ever used and tons of sample essays to get you inspired.

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UC SCHOOLS

This is how many applications worth of essays you can knock out in one week.  The UC system makes is really easy to apply--we'll make it really easy to tell your story.


HOW TO ANSWER THE NEW UC APPLICATION PROMPTS

COURSE SYLLABUS

Session 1 – How to Choose Your Topics
Session 2 – How to Stand Out on Each of the UC Prompts
Session 3 – Revising the First Draft
Session 4 – Taking Things to the Next Level
Session 5 – Ethan Workshops Essays

Plus: In the first session, you'll learn the one thing you ABSOLUTELY MUST DO before beginning your UC application.


"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


What is it?

It’s a five-part online course for students and counselors that provides you (or your student) the resources you need to complete drafts of your personal insight questions. 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.  

COUnSELOR VERSION

Sept 23, 24, 27, 30, OCT 1 (SAT-SUN), 2017
10 - 11:30Am PST

STUDENT VERSION

Sept 23, 24, 27, 30, OCT 1 (SAT-SUN), 2017
4 - 5:30pm PST

$397
$197

Student Pricing PWYC Available

$497
$297

Counselor Pricing PWYC Available

EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS SEPTEMBER 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 answering the UC personal insight questions. The student version is tailored to the unique struggles they go through in writing these essays.

Choose one:

Sept 23, 24, 27 30, oCT 1st, 2017

 

LIVE COURSE INCLUDES:

5 LIVE SESSIONS

in a virtual online classroom

Sat, Sept 23 | 10am or 4pm PST
Sun, Sept 24 | 10am or 4pm PST
Wed. Sept 27 | 10am or 4pm PST
Sat, Sept 30 | 10am or 4pm PST
Sun, Oct 1 | 10am or 4pm PST

VIDEO + MP3 RECORDINGS

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

48-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 30-minute live Q&A with me (Ethan), where you can ask questions specific to your essay

100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

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

 

WATCH ANY TIME

 

VIDEO COURSE INCLUDES:

5 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

48-PAGE WORKBOOK

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

ANSWERS YOU NEED

How to choose your four topics • How to stand out in your responses • What UC admission officers are really looking for

100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

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

 

 
 
I’d like to thank you for letting me join the UC Application course you gave in the beginning of this year for free. There’s no way I could have afforded it but you made it possible. Finally, I’ve committed to go to Stanford and I’m feeling very thankful for the opportunity you gave me. Thank you and keep it up!
— Hassan F. / Stanford Class of 2021
 
 
This course gave me a fresh approach for how to structure student sessions. The tools and resources are invaluable! It’s exciting to be able to put these new techniques in action in order to help my students write the best personal statements possible. Thank you so much for a fabulous course!
— Kelsea C. / High School Counselor
 
 
My daughter had a bit of a struggle starting her college essays. Ethan’s resources, enthusiasm, and experience actually got her moving! I really appreciate the low price of this course. For us, Ethan’s support feels priceless. Highly recommended!
— Emily S. / Parent

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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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Learn how to choose your four prompts and how to make your answers stand out.

Find out what what UC admissions officers are really looking for.

Watch the videos as many times as you want.


 
 

Students finish the course with compelling and memorable responses to the UC personal insight questions.

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

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

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


"This workshop gave me better insight into how to help students with their personal insight questions. Ethan provided me with valuable techniques and skills that I was never taught in my graduate education. These will be absolutely essential when helping my students with writing their personal insight questions during application season!" 

-Danielle, High Schooll Counselor


Yes, it's actually
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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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