Ethan Sawyer has been helping students tell their stories for more than ten years and is the author of the forthcoming College Essay Essentials: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Successful College Admission Essay. He has reached thousands of students and counselors through his webinars and workshops and has become a nationally recognized college essay expert and sought-after speaker. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and received an MFA from UC–Irvine. For more information, visit www.collegeessayguy.com.
Your college personal statement should do a little bragging. But how do you talk about all the things you’ve accomplished without alienating your reader?