College Essay Guy (@CollegeEssayGuy )

College Essay Guy

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TweetDeck : You know those Common App short answer questions required by USC, Columbia, Stanford, UChicago, and Yale?

This is a guide for answering those questions.

With 11 tips. In a Dos and Dont’s format.

Check it out:

TweetDeck : On this CEG Podcast episode, I share what steps to take to turn your essay from “just okay” to “great.” Specifically, I share what I believe the qualities of a great essay are and even a step-by-step process for how to make your reader cry.

🎧 Listen:

TweetDeck : You only get 150 characters: how do you make the most of them? Get the most out of the limited word count of the Activities List by following my guide for translating the hundreds of hours you’ve spent on projects and activities into your Common App.


Part 2 of my “How to Apply to College” video course series for students, which includes

• 20+ Video Lessons
• 30 Sample Essays

Check it out:

TweetDeck : Cut the predictable values, then use your imagination to come up with new, unpredictable values.

Dig deep. Think about specific moments of difficulty. How’d you work through them? If it feels tangential at first, keep digging; you might strike gold.

TweetDeck : Find every required essay for every school in just a few minutes with this awesome tool!

Download Edi, an extension for Google Chrome by Cialfo:

TweetDeck : While many college applications do not require a resume (and many outright ban them), knowing how to write a resume for college using your Common App is an incredible time-saving move for a high school senior.

Here’s how to do it:

TweetDeck : On this episode, I take the mic and share with you a presentation I started giving in 2011, called “Using the Secrets of Screenwriting to Write Your college Essay.”

🎧 Listen:

TweetDeck : It’s essay season, and as a teacher/writer/mentor/older brother, I spend a lot of time looking at essays.

Here are five things I’m tired of telling (and will continue to tell) my students:

TweetDeck : If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering:

How do I pick a college application essay format? How do I structure it? How do I outline it?

In short: How do I make my essay flow?

Good news: That’s what this post answers, in a step-by-step way: