EssaysThatWorked Testimonials

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Judy Z.

Judy Z.

University of Pennsylvania

“Without a doubt... the best feedback I received”

What I really found remarkable was that Ryan not only commented and edited the grammatical aspects of my essays, but also made sure to do the same on the stylistic components and general theme of them as well - something that most past editors of my essays have not addressed. I found my essays to be greatly improved within a matter of the minutes it took me to read his comments!

Hannah M.

Hannah M.

Yale University

“Indicated exactly how I could improve my ideas”

Ryan made nearly every kind of edit possible—both broad reactions/advice and notes on small details and style. This balance allowed me to interpret them in the context of the vision I have for my essay without feeling like it’s being rewritten without care for my original ideas and style. I loved the action plan Ryan gave me at the end of each essay.

Emily L.

Emily L.

Whitman College

“I wish I had used EssaysThatWorked sooner”

I thought my essay was great, but the suggestions given by their essay service opened up a new perspective for me. At the end, my essay had better word choices, perfect grammar, and each paragraph flows smoothly. I wish I had used them much earlier.

Marc R.

Marc R.

Washington University in St. Louis

“Would highly recommend for applying to top-tier schools”

Applying to top tier schools, your essays are one of the most vital aspects to your application. I appreciated that my writing and ideas were cohesive and my editor understood that!

A few more stories from our students...

Fiona W.

Fiona W.

Vanderbilt University

“I had always known there was something wrong...”

I was actually amazed by how good the advises were! I have always known that there was something wrong with my Common App essay, yet I couldn’t identify what it was—Ryan’s comments did just that. Now, I’m certain that my new essay is a better version! Ryan provided me actions I might want to take, rather than just stating what the problem is.

Jada H.

Jada H.

University of Pensylvania (Wharton School)

“From good to great...”

Ryan provided me with ideas which would essentially bring my supplements from good to great. He gave me suggestions as to how I could bring my essays to a competitive level for competitive schools like Columbia, UPenn and Dartmouth. It was great having someone with as much experience (and as much knowledge about me) as an admissions counselor read and critique my essays.

Melinda X.

Melinda X.

Claremont McKenna College

“Pointed out changes... I otherwise wouldn’t have seen”

Ryan’s editing was really amazing and reassuring for me because he was able to point out changes in wording that I otherwise wouldn’t have seen. After reading over the essays so much I really needed someone like him to help point out those changes and some mistakes that I made.

Sumaiya A.

Sumaiya A.

University of Chicago

“I wish I had known of this service sooner...”

Ryan was very specific about which parts of my essays I could improve and how. Although I was initially uncomfortable sending in my essay (as it was about family and hence, very personal), Ryan was very positive and professional about it so I’m really grateful to him for that. I only wish I had known of this service sooner so I could have edited my essays before sending them for the early decision application pool!

Anna M.

Anna M.

Duke University

“Invaluable to me during the college admissions process”

ETW’s feedback definitely eased the pressure to have the perfect tone, grammar and knowledge in my essays when applying to top universities. My essays were always edited and sent back to me with detailed comments within a matter of days!

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