Writing your college essay can be an incredibly daunting task. It can be hard to know how to talk about yourself in a way that shares what you've accomplished without seeming like you're bragging. Or you may struggle to find anything to talk about. After all, what makes you special?
Whether you see yourself as unique or have a hard time identifying what makes you intriguing, in 2020 there's an additionally complicated layer of living in extraordinary times.
With pandemics raging and social justice movements surging, you may find yourself at even more of a loss as to how to get started with writing your personal statement.
Should you talk about the pandemic? Should you address the challenges you faced or the causes you've championed? Should you ignore the current events and write an essay that sounds like it could've been written any other year?
The College Essay Guy Ethan Sawyer is here to help us navigate this tricky terrain with calm confidence.
About Ethan Sawyer
Ethan Sawyer is a nationally recognized college essay expert and sought-after speaker. Each year he helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, articles, and books, and works privately with a small number of students.
Raised in Spain, Ecuador, and Colombia, Ethan has studied at seventeen different schools and has worked as a teacher, curriculum writer, voice actor, motivational speaker, community organizer, and truck driver. He is a certified Myers-Briggs® specialist, and his type (ENFJ) will tell you that he will show up on time, that he'll be excited to meet you, and that, more than anything, he is committed to—and an expert in—helping you realize your potential.
You can learn more about Ethan on his website CollegeEssayGuy.com.