College Essay Resources – Flourish Coaching

We talk to admissions officers all the time, and we’ve learned a lot about college essays! Here are some of our best resources, just for you. We’re writers, teachers and problem-solvers who love helping students get into the schools of their dreams.

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How to Create a College Application Resume

Last Update: August 3, 2022

A guide to creating a meaningful resume to enhance your college application.

How to Write Supplemental Essays

Last Update: March 30, 2022

A guide to writing supplements, including how to understand a variety of prompts and how to decide what to write about.

How to Write Why Us College Essays

Last Update: March 30, 2022

A guide to writing Why Us essays, including how to understand any Why Us prompt and how to decide what to include.

How to Write About Academic Challenges

Last Update: March 30, 2022

Tips for writing about academic challenges in the Additional Information section of the Common Application.

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Imagine her surprise when she sat down to write her essays and still felt stumped. Effective essays could only strengthen her application, and she felt like the ones she was writing didn’t represent her strengths.

Fortunately, Sophie was insightful enough to know she needed help.

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