In this episode of The College Checklist Podcast, I chat with the College Essay Guy, Ethan Sawyer, and Ethan shares his passion for preparing students to write their college essays.. The college essay is an important piece — making up about a quarter of your college application. Tip 1: Consider Waiting Until AP Exams Are Behind You Sharon has 8 jobs listed on their profile. Jobs; People; Dismiss Dismiss. Los Angeles, California 322 connections. advertisement Join now Sign in. Ethan Sawyer) offers college essay-writing advice, step-by-step tutorials and videos, and examples of great essays on his website and in his book, College Essay Essentials. Ethan Sawyer I love my life. Join to Connect. Dismiss. Essays help you stand out from the rest.

Portions of this article were adapted from 35+ Best College Essay Tips from College Application Experts, posted on the College Essay Guy blog. College Essay Guy (a.k.a. Your college application essay gives you a chance to show admission officers who you really are beyond grades and test scores. Show your personality outside of grades Admissions officers want to see well-rounded students, and your essay is one place you can showcase your unique view of the world and the experiences that have led you to where you are. Don’t be generic, he said. Check out the tips he provides for aspiring essay writers. Ethan Sawyer (aka College Essay Guy), interviews deans of admission, financial aid experts, and veterans of the admissions field to extract, then distill their advice into practical steps for students and those guiding them through the process. This episode focuses mainly on the Why Us essay, which is required by many colleges, but delves into tips and strategies that could work for almost any college essay. View Sharon Bowen, M.Ed. Search for. Learn about crafting an effective essay. To get some tips on how students can handle college essays in today's environment, College Confidential sat down with Ethan Sawyer, founder of College Essay Guy. That question can generate a lot of generic responses from students, said Sawyer of “College Essay Guy.” Don’t be generic, he said. NBCT’S profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. Dismiss.