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Ryan Chiang

Ryan Chiang

Founder, EssaysThatWorked

How to Write Application Essays That Worked

Don’t let your application be a list of adjectives and achievements. Instead, write essays with a story and personality, so that admissions officers can visualize you as a real person.

Application essays can be confusing to get right. Let me help you achieve success.

Step 1
Highlight Your Strengths and Personality

Authenticity is key for great essays. That’s why learn about each student’s situation and give them the opportunity to ask for specific feedback. Based on your unique profile and narrative, we’ll will enhance your essay to showcase your strengths and personality.

Step 2
Craft a Powerful Narrative

Using specific word choice, structure, and tone, we’ll help you craft a narrative that grabs the reader’s attention. Captivating ideas are the key to successful essays. Admissions officers are looking for strong levels of thinking more than anything, and we’ll help you achieve that.

Step 3
Deep Your Topic and Ideas

More important than the quality of your writing is the quality of your ideas. Admissions officers care most about what you have to say, and we’ll help you create more thought-provoking and meaningful essays by asking specific questions. Showcase your curiosity by asking interesting and unique questions.

Step 4
Edit to Perfection

Editing is about more than just grammar and spelling mistakes. We’ll help with content structure, organization, and flow of your essays. Get editor suggestions that’ll improve every aspect of your essay, from crafting an attention-grabbing hook to concluding your essay properly.

Join our students at top schools

Students and parents all over the world use EssaysThatWorked to write better application essays. Join these high-achieving families and make the most of your application.

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Yale University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia
Duke University
University of Chicago
UNC Chapel Hill
UC Berkeley
University of Michigan

Why Choose EssaysThatWorked?

  • One-on-one guidance

    Personalized guidance based on your student, the colleges they're applying to, and their stats. Talk directly with your editor.

  • Write amazing essays guaranteed

    We make sure all our students and parents are 100% satisfied with their essays. Have a problem? Reach out to us and we'll fix it.

  • Multiple rounds of feedback

    Great writing is takes multiple cycles. Instead of charging per editing round, our essay counseling is all-inclusive.

  • Start-to-finish help

    Whether brainstorming ideas, drafting, or editing, we can help. We work with students starting from scratch, laying the foundation for successful essays.

Boost your admission odds

Will your application be remembered by admissions officers? Don’t let yourself be overlooked because of average essays.

Your essays are an increasingly important factor for admission. And if you’re applying soon, writing outstanding essays is one of the most effective tools you have to improve your chances.

College Admissions Factors


Personal Statement Review

Get your Personal Statement fine tuned and ready-to-submit for top colleges. Also known as the Common Application essay, it’s one of the longest and most important essays in your application. Your Personal Statement is sent to all the colleges you apply to, so make sure it showcases your best writing.

What you’ll get:

  • A professionally edited essay that’s 100% error-free
  • Topic, content, and structure advice to help you express your ideas
  • Writing style and tone suggestions
  • Help meeting word count (removing or adding more words)

College Writing Supplements Review

Many colleges require students to write supplemental essays. Your supplements are the best opportunity to demonstrate interest in the school and tell more about your college aspirations.

What you’ll get:

  • Feedback tailored to the school
  • Topic, content, and structure advice to help you express your ideas
  • Writing style and tone suggestions
  • Help meeting word count (removing or adding more words)

Here Are Answers to Your Top Questions

Here are answers to the most common questions that we get.

Who should use EssaysThatWorked?

Any student or parent of a student applying to universities that wants to make their application its best possible is fit for EssaysThatWorked. We can help you write outstanding application essays.

Typically, we work with students in their junior or senior year of high school (also known as secondary school in some places).

The earlier you start your essays, the better.

What makes EssaysThatWorked different from my counselors, teachers, peers, etc.?

EssaysThatWorked Coaching is the only service available where students can get unlimited essay reviews and feedback from a professional editor.

Most other feedback you’ll receive is more than likely surface-level. They may fix your grammar and spelling, but aren’t focused on what actually matters for successful essays.

With EssaysThatWorked, we’re focused on your content and ideas first. Because that’s what makes outstanding essays.

Bottom line? Get unlimited feedback that can help any student write jaw-dropping essays.

How does it work? How will I talk with my editor?

Every new student of our program has a free consultation call to help them get started and learn about your needs.

From there, you’ll have unlimited email and chat communication with your dedicated essay coach, available 7 days a week.

Anytime you need essay feedback, just send your essay to your coach.

Want more face-to-face help? As a member, you can schedule additional consultation calls with your coach for a small fee.

What if I decide it’s not for me?

No problem. You can cancel your membership at anytime and still receive the benefits you’ve paid for.

Your enrollment in EssaysThatWorked Coaching is also protected by a 30-day guarantee. That way, you can try out our program for a full month to see if it’s right for you.

We’re so confident you’ll find the essay coaching useful that if you aren’t satisfied we’ll refund you in full.

How fast are the turnaround and response times?

You’ll always receive feedback within 72 hours of requesting it, and often times much sooner.

This allows ample time for our editors to thoroughly review your essay, while also being quick enough to help you meet your deadlines.

In a crunch? For a small fee, your essay coach can provide expedited feedback within 24 hours.

How are my essays kept private and confidential?

Application essays often are very personal, which is why we take the privacy of our students very seriously.

Your essays are only shared with your editor, and no one else.

Furthermore, when we’re done editing, your essays are deleted and never saved or stored.

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Start your free consultation today. Whether you’re a student or a parent, reach out and we can help you achieve your best college outcome.