7

LESSONS

In 7 guided lessons and Q&A sessions, we'll brainstorm essay topics, analyze example essays that work, and outline, draft, and revise an impressive essay that tells your unique story.

1

Week

Our goal: Brainstorm, outline, and write an awesome draft of your main personal statement in one week.

PWYC

Pay-what-you-can

Early-bird pricing available until July 1st! Can't afford it? Limited Pay-What-You-Can spots available for counselors and students from low-income backgrounds.

100%

GUARANTEED

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

32+

PAGES OF WORKBOOK

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

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...use the Common App. The tools and resources you'll learn during this week are specifically tailored to the questions and materials this application asks for.


College Essay Guy's One-Week
Personal Statement Boot Camp

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COURSE SYLLABUS

Day 1  How to Find Your Essay Topic
Day 2 How to Write Each of the Four Essay Types
Day 3 How to Revise Your Essay in Five Steps and
The Great College Essay Test
Day 4  Feedback on Your Essays from Ethan
Day 5  Revising Your Essay in Five Steps and Ethan Workshops Your Essays Live
Day 6 Bringing Your Essay to Life with Details & Color
Day 7  Celebrating Your Work Live & Next Steps
Bonus Session Advanced Screenwriting Secrets and Three of the Best Essays I’ve Ever Read

 


"I think this course really changed my life."

-Angela G, Student  


What is it?

It’s a seven-part online course designed to gives students and counselors everything they need to complete (or help someone else complete) the Common App personal statement. 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 17 -23 (Mon-sun), 2017
4 - 5:30pm PST

$297

Student Pricing PWYC Available

COUnSELOR VERSION

July 17-23 (Mon-sun), 2017
10 - 11:30am PSt

$497

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.

 July 17-23, 2017

LIVE COURSE INCLUDES:

 

7 LIVE sessions

Over 7 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
July 23rd | 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*

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

*Not eligible for PWYC or coupon code purchases.

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:

 

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.

 

 
 

Can't make some of the sessions? Sign up anyway. You'll get a VIDEO recording the day after each session.

 
 
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
 
 
Your mission to provide equitable access to the best courses on essays is what got me to where I am today, from the pay what you can system to my frequent talks with my Matchlighters counselor. You gave me the tools I needed to change my life. For that, my family, friends, and myself thank you for the bottom of our hearts.
— Ali, Harvard University, Class of 2021
 
 
You’re an amazing teacher, and I can feel the passion you have for us. I really appreciate all the work you’ve done for us. Thanks to you, I’ve been able to say what I’ve wanted to say about my life and show how it has impacted me. That’s something that I’ve struggled to do in the past. So from the bottom of my heart, I just want to say thank you!
— Jordan H, Student

TAKE THE COURSE:


This course has truly changed my life. I now feel that I am prepared to tackle my Questbridge essays, supplemental essays, and any other college essays to ensure that I've tried my best and hardest for my future. After all that this course has provided me with, saying thank you feels inadequate, but still – thank you so much, Ethan. You have truly changed my life and my perspective on writing a personal statement.

-Amenna R, Student


 
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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.

Learn more about Ethan »


"From tearing apart my essays multiple times over the one-week bootcamp, to helping me find value in the UC Essay everyone told me not to submit (the spongebob memes and tacos one if you recall), to truly helping transform my personal statement into something that is ME, I'm immensely grateful."

-Ali, Harvard University, Class of 2021


 

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.

 

You de-stressed the essay writing process by making feel that we could relate to you. Rather than being stressed about writing my essay, I was excited for the sessions, and actually looked forward to finding my topic and then writing it. You are extremely knowledgeable and passionate, and it definitely shows. I am very appreciative. Thank you!!

-Julianne W, Student

 

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