College Essays

Most students applying to selective schools write seven or more completely unique essays during the application phase. Writing effective personal essays takes time and effort. Ideally, the summer following your junior year is when you should start working on your college applications and essays.

Elizabeth LaScala teaches you how to write thoughtful, well-constructed essays that highlight your unique personality and special experiences. Students get an early start learning what colleges look for in application essays and writing their central essays, and they receive personalized guidance in fleshing out additional topics and themes drawn from their own experiences that will help them develop strong responses to many unique supplemental questions colleges ask.

Elizabeth’s clients benefit from participation in a small group workshop during the summer. For non-local or international students who are not available for planned summer workshops, Doing College can arrange one-on-one sessions online.

“You’ve helped me tremendously with everything regarding my applications. I just received news of my acceptance at Stanford! I realize how lucky I am to be admitted into this fine school.

You did wonders helping me brainstorm my essay topics and improve my overall writing.Thank you again for all the help and hopefully I will see you again in the future. Come to one of my games! I will send you the schedule!”

Davis Clute
College-bound student athlete
Stanford University