Secrets from a college essay wizard: how to treat your essay like a screenplay

There’s nothing more frustrating than staring at a blank piece of paper (or blank Word doc) for hours thinking there’s nothing special about yourself! We’ve been there and hope this gives you at least writing some ideas.

SocratesPost College Admissions Insiders Issue 11 The Skinny

The College Essay Guy conducted a webinar for aspiring independent educational consultants, teaching them how to guide their students through the college essay writing process — using the secrets of screenwriting.

We thought of it as an essay “hack” and got you The Skinny.

SocratesPost evaluated the hour-long lecture and grabbed the key points for you.

Our overall review

Pros: A fresh angle with a step-by-step process to approach the daunting task of writing about oneself. Feels like an essay “hack.” Great examples.

Cons: Fast-paced, but still quite a few pockets of silence due to workshopping.

1. Depending on what type of student you are, your essay can take one of four different forms.

Issue 11 college admissions insiders College Essay Guy's 4 types of essays

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