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Essay Review
For students who want an expert to read an essay they’ve already written
  • ESSAY REVIEW includes:
  • Comprehensive written feedback
  • Notes on what works, plus suggestions for improvement
  • Attention to items that matter to admissions officers, like reflection, theme and flow
  • Comments on technical issues, including grammar, spelling and sentence structure
Complete Essay
For students who want help while writing one essay from start to finish
  • COMPLETE includes:
  • Phone meeting with a writing coach to discuss your essay and choose a great topic
  • Multiple reviews of your essay for content, structure and polish
  • Customized writing exercises to address your unique needs
  • Final review by Wow’s professional proofreader
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For students who want support while writing essays for multiple schools
  • CUSTOM includes:
  • Everything in Complete Essay package
  • Discounts on supplements for each school
  • Private writing coach who will help you build on your strengths and demonstrate your best qualities
  • Detailed plan for completing all of your essays within your schedule

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