College Admissions and Essay-Writing Resources
On-Demand Essay Courses
College Essay Guy
- How to Write a Personal Statement
- How to Write the College Application and Supplemental Essays
- Advanced Personal Statement Course for Students
My Favorite Books
- College Essay Essentials: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Successful College Admissions Essay (Ethan Sawyer)
- College Admission Essentials: A Step-by-Step Guide to Showing Colleges Who You Are and What Matters to You (Ethan Sawyer)
- Escape Essay Hell!: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Narrative College Application Essays (Janine W. Robinson)
- How to Write an Effective College Application Essay: The Inside Scoop for Students (Kim Lifton and Susan Knoppow)
Online Essay-Writing Resources
- The College Essay Guy. Ethan Sawyer has a ton of great, free resources for every part of the college process. For brainstorming, check out his “100 Brave and Interesting Questions” and his free guide on writing the personal statement. His College Application Hub is also extremely helpful as you start to fill out your applications.
- College Essay Advisors. They have some helpful YouTube tutorials, and many of their blogs cover how to address essay topics for particular colleges and universities.
- CollegeVine. This site also has really helpful Essay Guides for the top 100 schools that really help students write their supplemental essays. Their blog is also very informative.
- “How to Write a College Essay,” from U.S. News and World Report
- “College Essay Topics” by Topics Mill