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Grade 9-12
1h 3m

We Only Got 650 Words to Save the World: How to Write a Great College Essay

by Sam K. | Academic Consulting/Coaching FREE

6 Lessons 1:03:26
  1. 1. Introduction 1:32
  2. 2. What Is the College Essay? 5:35
  3. 3. Where Do I Start? 18:29
  4. 4. How Do I Edit for a Final Draft? 20:40
  5. 5. When Does the Writing Process Take Place? 5:09
  6. 6. What Mistakes Should I Look Out For? 12:01

Grade 9-12

1h 3m



NGSS Standards



About the course

The most important part of most college applications is the college essay otherwise known as the Personal Statement. This creative essay is very different from your normal high school English or Social Studies assignment. To help you prepare, check out this course where we review what is the college essay, how to brainstorm topics, as well as how to draft and edit your final essay. We'll also review common mistakes students make on this essay and some other resources to help your writing stand out and boost your application!


  • Application
  • College
  • Essay
  • University
  • Writing


I have worked for the past three years as a college adviser helping high school students with the college admissions process. During this time, I helped students with their college essays, SAT/ACT prep, and their college applications. I have also helped tutor peers in college and high school as well as led a middle school mentoring program. I joined Gooroo to make a number of subjects in high school more accessible and easier to understand for all students. I am excited to help students with the college application process as well as math and science subjects so they can achieve their goals and grow individually.

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