College Essay Class (Online) 8/7/24

Secrets for a Strong College Application Essay

Need help with your college essay? Register today for an online college application essay class on Wednesday, August 7, 2024. For $19, you’ll receive college essay writing help from two expert college essay coaches. Thousands have found this class helpful since 2005.

High school parents and students will learn these college essay secrets:

  • What admissions officers are looking for.
  • How to find your best topic.
  • How to bring out your unique writing voice.
  • Engaging ways to emphasize your strengths without bragging.
  • How parents can help.
  • Why some essays are better than others. Read sample essays in a 13-page handout.

How to learn college essay secrets for the common app essay and supplemental essays

Where: Your home. This is an online class, open to students or parents at home everywhere. Registrants receive a zoom link.

When: 7-8:30 PM EST Wednesday, August 7, 2024. Zoom room opens at 6:45 for Q and A.

Cost: $19 For students and/or parents

We specialize in reducing family stress.

A college application essay is about what you care about, and what you’ve done about it. What will you say?

Everyone has a story to tell. Tell yours in a compelling, effective, and clear way.  Reduce your stress with help from a caring college essay coach.

Register today


“I wanted to thank you so much for offering this class, and let you know that our daughter was accepted at her top choice university (U-M)! She’ll be a freshman at Michigan in the fall.

As a parent, I wanted to share my gratitude for making this college essay class available. We used the resources you provided, which helped our daughter prepare and focus her essay – and they supported me in parenting my first child through the college application process. Writing is a skill that will serve her well throughout her life, and your class was a part of that development. ” -N.N.

We Are Essay Coaching.  Nice to Meet You.

Debbie Merion, MSW, MFA, college English instructor and author of more than 100 publications, including the award-winning Solving the College Admissions Puzzle: A Guide for Students and Families About College Selection, Essay Writing & High-Stakes Testing. Mom of two successful daughters who use their college degrees.

Sarah J. Robbins, MFA. Writer, editor and collaborator with a specialty in content creation for nonprofits and startups. Her adaptation of Malala Yousafzai’s memoir for middle-grade audiences, Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights, is a New York Times bestseller. Mom of two energetic elementary school students.

What Do We Do at Essay Coaching?

We help you learn your own best qualities as a student.

Maybe you are creative, always on time or ahead of time, great at memorizing, love to lead in teamwork, have great focusing abilities, don’t mind saying no, know what you like, color code your class notes, are always happy to try something new, try to practice some of your interests every day, love to help your family, love reading, you’re meticulous with details, love to ask questions, you’re always up on the news, you like talking to adults, etc.  Nobody has all those qualities. They’re just examples. What are yours?

We help you write a true story about yourself that is interesting and impressive, without bragging.

We help you by listening and sharing pearls we’ve learned from experience. We provide tips and examples to help you write more freely and clearly. Then we use our proven, proprietary games and techniques to help you edit — the most important and least taught aspect of writing.

“If you are a parent or student reading this review, I cannot emphasize enough, please work with Essay Coaching. You will also be investing in the future. The knowledge students will learn will last a lifetime.”—Maureen Lin

Register: Class organized through Saline Community Education.734-401-4020.

Questions about the class? Write Debbie.

Comments on this College Essay Class

“I liked how the lecture was fun and interesting. You kept my interest the whole time! ” –N.B.

“Now I’m not going to procrastinate. I learned it’s better to finish my essays ahead of time, to have more time to make edits and revisions.” — R.N.

“I liked how we were given prompts that were relevant to some essay prompts, because it allowed me to realize what I could talk about in my essay. My advice to other students: Pick a topic that you are passionate about, not what you think will impress the admissions officers!”–H.H.

“This class helped me learn more about structuring college essays. I liked how easy going it was, very supportive and helpful. –A.T.

“This college application essay class helped me come up with ideas for my essay and helped me learn how to write my commonapp  essay.

Debbie also works one-on-one with families. Read more here.

Read how to receive feedback on your essays here: “To Receive College Application Essay Feedback.

Need more assistance with writing your college application essay? Read how to get started here. Write Debbie Merion: