College Essay Prep
Work with us and craft a polished essay that tells your story.
The application essay is your one opportunity to present your best self to the admissions office. With unparalleled first hand experience, our tutors will guided you through this stressful process, from brainstorming to final revision.
The essay is the most critical component of your application, and your one opportunity to present your best self to the admissions office. It is not uncommon to see an extremely qualified student turned down due to a mediocre essay, or a mediocre student gaining admission based on a breathtaking essay.
In this 8-week program, you will be guided through the process of writing your best college essay by one of our highly experienced Harvard undergrad tutors, from brainstorming through final revisions. Many of our tutors attribute their Harvard acceptance to their essays, and that experience combined with a deep understanding of top college admissions is an invaluable resource. With a flexible start date between 7/1 and 8/31, the structure and advice from your tutor will ensure that you finish your essay with plenty of time to spare before the deadline. You'll meet face-to-face or online with your tutor for at least three hours.
You'll also receive 3 rounds of focused critiques from your tutor, as well as weekly written feedback so that you know you are on the right track. This feedback goes well beyond just proofreading and grammar - you'll better understand how your essay fits into the application process and you'll develop clarity, conciseness, and sophistication in your writing choices. The result? A highly polished Common App essay that helps you to tell your story.
College Essay Prep Curriculum
Note: The following curriculum can be tailored according the students needs
Week 1: Role of the Essay (30 min meeting)
Week 2: Brainstorming (60 min meeting) | Reflect on your experiences and narrative
Week 3: Outlining & Strategic Planning | Develop possible topics and essay structures
Week 4: Opening Paragraphs | Write a compelling introduction that hooks the admissions officer
Week 5: Rough Draft | Complete the first rough draft of the essay
Week 6: Revision (60 min meeting) | Incorporate in-depth critiques and edits
Week 7: Fresh Eyes | Refine for more sophistication and clarity
Week 8: Final Thoughts (30 min meeting) | Consolidate all feedback into a final draft