The College Essays

The College Essays are a vital part of the college application. Essays provide the opportunity for the admissions committee to distinguish one student from another. Due to the personal nature of the essays and the fact that they require self-understanding and self-reflection, essays can turn into a challenge.  Some students freeze when thinking about how to get started.  Others write without prompting but need assistance with fine-tuning the final draft.  Still others fall somewhere in between – off to a good start but stuck somewhere in the middle or in need of reassurance on the topic and message.

 The essay services I offer include:

  • Organizing Essays by College and Due Date
  • Brainstorming topics for the Common Application Personal Statement or Main College Essay
  • Editing and revising the Personal Statement
  • Editing and revising Supplemental Essays

Essay Service Option 1:  Organizing Essays by College and Due Date (recommend one hour of essay time- in person meeting or virtual meeting with student)

For the student who is applying to many colleges and has many essays to write – One of the challenges of the college essays is the sheer number of essays that need to be written.  Many students feel overwhelmed by the task.  We organize the essays by school and due date, making an often overwhelming task manageable.

Essay Service Option 2:  Brainstorming Topics for the Common Application Personal Statement (recommend one hour of essay time – in person meeting or virtual meeting with student )

For the student who just can’t get started – EDNavigators meets with the student to help identify personal interests, character and values that might lead them to the perfect essay.  In assisting with the brainstorming and rough draft of the college essay, we are able to help students better understand themselves and what makes them unique.

Essay Service Option 3:  Editing and Revising the Personal Statement (recommend 2-3 hours of essay time – In person meeting is often not required.  Student sends EDNavigators the essay, the college name and the prompt and the counselor and student communicate via GoogleDocs and/or email to revise the essay)

For the student who has already written the essay – has chosen the theme/message but needs grammar, structure and overall message review.

Essay Service Option 4:  Editing and Revising the Supplemental Essays (recommended time varies depending upon number of essays- In person meeting is often not required.  Student sends EDNavigators the essay, the college name and the prompt and the counselor and student communicate via GoogleDocs and/or email to revise the essay)

For the student who has completed Supplemental Essay drafts and is looking for a trained eye to look them over.

EDNavigators meets with students in person, over the phone or via Join.me.  Essay drafts and revisions are shared through GoogleDrive.

Book Essay Time (for brainstorming and in-person meetings) – editing time will be billed hourly.

If we have not spoken over the phone or communicated via email, please 

call or email Sandy at (908) 803-4071 sandyaps@me.com before booking essay time.