What do you know about college essays?

What do admissions officers want to read? What should you accomplish with your essay? What kind of approach should you take?

Bottom line: do you know—really, really know—what makes a good college essay?

Odds are, you don’t. Don’t take it personally, though. We’ve asked thousands of students and parents these questions, and most of them have no idea, either. (Same with a lot of excellent English teachers, by the way.)

In this fun 15-minute online course, you’ll discover what makes a great college essay, and why. 

By the time you’re done, you’ll have built a strong foundation for writing or reviewing college essays. 

This is perfect for students, parents, and professionals. 

This is where Spencer comes in.

Spencer started working with Barak, our founder and Chief Essay Mentor, about a month before his college applications were due. He had already written two versions of the same essay: one on his own and one in English class with support from his teacher.

We’ll guide you through three versions of Spencer’s essay:

  • the one he wrote on his own in August
  • the one he wrote in English class in September
  • the one he wrote with Barak’s mentoring in October

We’ll give you some things to think about and point out key concepts we don’t you to miss.

And when you’re done, you’ll know what college essays are all about

To get the most out of this, please don’t rush, and please don’t skim!