Inside College Admissions

Practical Writing Steps & Exercises for Students featuring The College Essay Guy!

May 04, 2021 Scoir, Inc.
Inside College Admissions
Practical Writing Steps & Exercises for Students featuring The College Essay Guy!
Show Notes

Ashley Smith, Director of Marketing for Scoir, is joined by Ethan Sawyer, The College Essay Guy! Ethan is a nationally recognized college essay expert, and the author of Amazon Best Sellers: College Essay Essentials, and College Admission Essentials. He offers his expertise through his blog, online courses, workshops, books, and one-on-one work. Our conversation covers all-things college essays, but here are the highlights:

  • Where and how to write about the impact that the pandemic had on you personally
  • What are some things you love or know a lot about? (An exercise)
  • Not getting locked into your challenged-based stories
  • The Feelings and Needs Exercise
  • What are the “islands of your personality”? 
  • 7 montage paths and identifying the different sides of yourself
  • Identifying values and finding examples of those values
  • Having these things reflected back to you so that you can identify patterns and write a beautiful college essay