"Are you currently stressed with college essays and have no idea where to start? Well, I have good news for you: this book will be your lifesaver. Through a step-by-step process, this book will guide you on your college essay journey with tips, tricks, and clear & concise instruction. There are many brainstorming activities which are extremely helpful in discovering potential essay topics, and there are a myriad of phenomenal example essays from other students to give you an idea of what colleges are looking for. This book is also interactive, which means that there are spaces on the page to write your responses to the brainstorming activities. Overall, this book is a must for any student looking to enhance their writing skills for college essays and I highly recommend! " Melissa Kim
"Before I had this book, I didn't where to start my college essay process. However, it provided me with a clear path and useful tips to start writing my essays. Not only does Mr. Mooney give helpful brainstorming topics to start coming up with potential topics, he also includes strong examples of successful essays to aid in developing your own. Overall, this book will guide you through the construction of your essays in a fashion that is both understandable and enjoyable." G. Velazquez
"Review by Tia Chen-Wong) Wave goodbye to any admissions essay anxiety with this handy little book! Not only does it feature prime examples of essays submitted by previous students, it offers insightful commentary and advice worth its weight in gold in the college admissions process. The brainstorming activities helped me conceptualize the style and themes of my essays so I could set myself apart in just a few hundred words. Most of all, it inspired me to just sit down and start typing, which is in some ways the biggest hurdle. All in all, this jewel of a book provides a solid foundation for starting college essays, as well as tools for refining and perfecting them. Save yourself the unnecessary stress and read it."
"Prior to purchasing this book, I felt extremely lost in the world of college applications and didn't quite understand what was expected of the admissions essays. However, especially through the uncertainty of the pandemic, I can assure you that this book is your key to clearing up any confusion of the sort. Mooney's words are clear and concise, allowing you to develop a complete and thorough understanding of what exactly will set you up for success. He includes seemingly simple, yet relevant journal entries that can later set you up for a solid essay...along with specific examples of what & what not to do throughout the general process.
However, the most helpful component of this book would have to be the sample essays. Going through and reading those stellar essays opened up my eyes to the levels of creativity and revision that the best of essays are composed of. Not only did they help me develop new approaches to previous ideas, but they ignited quite the spark of inspiration. I am not quite finished with my essays yet, but I know that I would be absolutely nowhere near where I currently am if it weren’t for this book."