College Essays

Writing college admissions essays can feel like a monumental task. This process is fraught with anxiety and tears for seniors and parents.  Seniors are hesitant to write the essay because, let’s face it, being introspective and writing about yourself is hard!  It is especially challenging when you still have mountains of homework, extracurricular activities, college entrance exams, and perhaps a job.  So, students procrastinate. Parents yell.  Then there are arguments and tears.  

Here is where Tearless Writing can help.  We’re two moms with strong writing skills, who have been through this process several times, and understand the tension it creates.  We started Tearless Writing to reduce the stress inherent in the college admissions essay writing process.  

 Writing college essays is rarely fun, but hopefully we can take the sting out of it.  In fact, our hope is that writing the essay will force your child to look inward and learn something about who they are.  We want to help your senior to discover their special qualities and find a way to communicate that in a way that will capture the heart and mind of even the toughest, most jaded college admissions counselor.  Your senior is special and we want college admissions to see exactly that.

The Process

Tearless Writing can assist your senior through the essay writing process wherever they are right now.

  • Can’t think of a topic? We’ll talk with your senior and help them find an idea to write about that is meaningful.

  • Does your senior have a topic or some great ideas, but can’t get started? We can brainstorm ideas and help your senior develop a personal thesis and outline so they can begin writing their essay.

  • Have a first draft? We can read the draft and make suggestions regarding content, grammar, and tone.

  • Some seniors will require assistance in one or more of these areas. Let us know what your senior needs and we will help your senior create their best work for this important college admission process!

This will be your student's work.  We will provide direction, but ultimately this will be their story in their voice.