Writing Essays

Here are three great resources recommend as guides while you write your essay

The College Essay Guy

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The College Essay Guy has a blog with many articles and exercises to help students craft a perfect college essay. He also has a great YouTube channel with short videos filled with helpful advice.

A few of our favorites: 

Great college essay brainstorming exercises:

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Super Tutor TV

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Brooke Hanson is a college counselor who makes videos and blog posts about mistakes students make while writing their essays, among some other great tips. ​

A few of our favorites:

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She also has a YouTube channel:

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Khan Academy

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The final resource is Khan Academy. This website has a great playlist of videos and articles about how to write essays. They include interviews with college admissions counselors from Yale, Brown, Georgetown, and many other elite institutions. 


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