Make Your Story Stand Out
The essay has always been the main way to make your application stand out and a way for the admissions team to get to know you beyond your results. Universities know they're bringing a new person on their campus and care about everything that makes that person, not just the intellect. Essays make up about 25-33% of every application. With many schools becoming test-optional, this percentage will only increase.
Processes surrounding college essay guidance are often inadequate. Two most common ways of addressing college essays are essay reviews and ghostwriting.
You should avoid ghostwriting at all times. It is highly unethical and inauthentic -- lacking a unique voice which is exactly the function of a college essay in your application process. In a setting where universities receive thousands of applications, uniqueness and authenticity are essential. Essay reviews are highly focused on vocabulary and grammar, which is not what essays are about. They should tell your unique story and if you don’t write it well from the beginning, room for any improvement is limited, time consuming, and costly.
Throughout the years, our team has gone over thousands of college essays and developed the optimal method, one that tailors your own personal and unique experiences into a proven form and structure that wields results. We guide you through the writing process and ensure that you never lose your direction. It should be your goal to give the admissions team a memorable essay and we know how to help you achieve that.
How It Works
We will start with a one hour consulting session, where we will brainstorm ideas about how to best tell your story. This consultation will give you a personalized structure with content about your life and your story. The subsequent two edits will help you restructure the content if need be, nail your syntax and be proofread for grammar. The whole process guides your ideation of the essay into a succinct, eloquent and unique final product.
Meet Your Essay Consultant
After attaining a USA National Gold Key for memoir from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (2008), she earned a BA in English at Wheaton College and a MA from New York University. Milana was a fiction and poetry editor of NYU's graduate literary magazine and the recipient of NYU’s Graduate Research Initiative Grant (2016). She has published literary pieces in literary and scholarly journals.
After graduate school, she became a lead Essay Writing Instructor and Curriculum Developer at Writopia Lab. During her time there, she founded the Youth Essay Writing Conference.She has taught creative, composition and memoir writing workshops at NYC private and public schools. Her college essay workshops have landed students at Brown, Wesleyan, UPenn and other top tier institutions. In 2019, Milana became a US State Department Fulbright Fellow to Serbia after which she joined Equedu as a Writing Program Developer.