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Don’t really know how to start? Your essay’s due date is just around the corner, and you are sitting with pen in hand, trying to figure out how to begin writing? Or worse, you are doing everything you can to avoid thinking about the college essay, even doing homework!

A retired English teacher, college application business consultant, and National Writing Project consultant can help.

“I understand. I taught high school English for 25 years, and I know there was nothing in the English classroom at any of the departments I taught in that really showed you how to approach the college essay. That’s because the college essay is unique.”

Learn how to give your college application essay the personal touch and the “sell” that makes your essay stand apart.

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The Basics for Writing College Application Essays:
Simple How-to Steps for Writing All College Essays
from the Personal Statement to the Short Activity Essay

Write Away Help for those who are Struggling with the
College Essay

Jan E. Rideout, M.Ed.



the personal statement for the common app

short activity essay

college specific supplemental essay

additional information essay


4-step approach to writing the college essay!

THE MIND SET: Understanding what you’re doing


WRITING: Presenting your thoughts

LOOKING BACK: Making your essay ready for the send off

Read chapters with real examples, easy to read samples, and practical advice!

Chapter 3: Am I writing to a real person? The answer is: yes, and the rest of the chapter explains how to appeal to the college essay reader.

Chapter 4: Let’s start with reading the essay prompt/question on your application. In this chapter you get to see many essay prompts and learn how to read them carefully so that you respond to them fully and well. A MUST READ!

Chapter 6: Brainstorming. Get lots of ideas about topics and how to create themes around those topics that will appeal to college admissions people. Actual college essay prompts are brainstormed. ANOTHER MUST READ!

Chapter 7: Don’t go traditional. This chapter shows you how to get away from the traditional approach to writing an essay so your college essay will standout.

Chapter 8: From the beginning. In this chapter will explore different ways to begin (and end) a college essay.

Chapter 10: Details! Details! Look at examples of how to add detail to your writing for spark.

Chapter 11: Tone. Learn how you can write with a human voice that is winning.

Chapter 12: Editing (revision). You will learn that revision should be done in a big way. See examples of revision.

Also See Chapters
about all the different kinds of
College Essays
you will be asked to write

When do I have to Write another Essay and Why? – The four essays, beyond the main personal statement, which you have to write for college applications are identified.

How to do the Short Essays. – Approaches to both the activity essay and the why-I-want-to-attend-this-college essay are discussed.

Let’s Look at the Special Circumstance Essay. – Get a look at this type of essay and how it should work for you.

How to Approach the Scholarship Essay. – This chapter provides a model of how to do the of scholarship essay.

The Portfolio. – No, it’s not an essay but yet another way to reveal who you are.

This is RIGHT away help that will get you started writing and explain the basics of the college essay. Then you can start to WRITE right away !

College Essays Due and You’re Stressed?

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