2021 Summer – How to write quality college app essays


If you are approaching 10th or 11th grade, it’s time for you to begin thinking about college applications. 

The common app’s essays are incredibly important to a good application. It’s one of the only parts of a college application where your voice can shine through. You want your essay to make a good impression and boost your chances of being accepted, but you have only several hundred words to make that happen. 

While typical high school essays are often targeted at analysis, taking this course to bolster your abilities to write narrative essays (essays that are not taught enough in school) would be incredibly beneficial to your well-being as an applicant to a top university.

Key focus areas:

  • How to avoid being cliche/boring!
    • Learning from tried and true essays
    • Common app essays vs supplemental essays (and how to approach each)
  • The process of creating a good narrative
  • Practice in writing both Common App and supplemental essays.


[note: you will not leave this course with an application-ready essay. This class is meant to lay a foundation to help you understand what a good college app essay should achieve.]

Course Features

  • Grade G10 - G11
  • Max Enroll 6
  • Class Time 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST, 6/29-7/29 Tue & Thur (5 weeks, 10 sessions)
  • Class Location Online

(20 hours)

Richard is currently on a gap year before he enters college at Olin College of Engineering in 2021. He has been teaching at mYe for two years. He has scored 24/24 on his SAT essay, 11/12 on his ACT essay, and a 5 on AP English. With his skills, he wrote the business packages for various mYe events, won first prize in the 2019 International Youth Arts and Technology Competition’s Creative Writing Sector, and has been lauded as a National Merit Finalist.