Essay Brainstorming, Outlining, Development, and Revision


At Academic Access, we know that it can be an intimidating challenge to write a personal statement that stands apart from all the rest and speaks with authenticity about an applicant’s unique qualities and assets. Our essay specialists lead students through a process of critical self-reflection about themselves, their values, and their life experiences. Our team members mentor students – individually — so that they can find and articulate their distinct voice and passion.

Work with our essay specialists using Joan’s Ten Commandments of Essay Writing:

  1. Show, don’t tell
  2. Be specific
  3. Capture the reader’s interest
  4. Make it personal
  5. Remember your English teacher’s grammar rules
  6. Answer the question
  7. Be concise
  8. Show passion and do not be afraid to disclose failure
  9. Be consistent
  10. Be yourself

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