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Which college essay type are you?

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Struggling with those dreaded college essays?  Don’t know where to start? “The College Essay Guy”, Ethan Sawyer, breaks down the process of getting to a first draft of your college personal statement in 3 hours!  

In his free guide, “The Essay Workshop in a Box” – Ethan teaches you how to write a great college essay using two options from screenwriting/filmmaking – the Narrative Structure or the Montage Structure.  

In one of the exercises Ethan uses, you start by answering the following questions:

  1. Have you faced significant challenges? (You define “significant.”)
  2. Do you know what you want to study?

Having answered the questions above, you could classify yourself into one of four essay types:

Check out the rest of the Essay Workshop in a Box by the College Essay Guy – maybe you’ll finish that personal statement this afternoon! 

Take Action 

You can view the essay prompts for all the schools on your list in GuidedPath. Which of your college choices has the most questions? Which one has the least?  Do any of your colleges not require essays? Use GuidedPath to keep all your essay requirements in one place. 

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