The flow chart at the left makes essay writing look so easy. Just follow 5 Easy Steps--and you end up with a good college application essay. The reality is that, like you, most students have no
idea what to write about or what makes a good college essay topic.
Having helped hundreds of students write college essays over the past 30 years, I am able to offer constructive encouragement, from topic selection to final polishing. It's a time intensive
process, but selective colleges increasingly are relying on such subjective criteria as essays, recommendations, and demonstrated interest in their admissions process. Therefore, your essay is worth
the time and the investment to get it done right--not just get it done.