Why Focus on College Essays
Families and students make a big investment in test preparation, with the admissions essay often treated as second-tier concern.We focus exclusively on essays, and on effective, genuine self-expression. Distinctive to our approach is our concern for and practice of life skills that manage the inherent stress of the application process. Our underlying goal is that you come out of the application writing process more aligned with your deepest values, with more resources for inspiration and self-care. That is, as a more vitalized, eloquent You, rather than a more depleted one. We are proud of how eclectic our students’ essays are- as fresh and individual as each of them
Why Incorporate Physical Practices
At Essay Intensive, we have chosen to use yoga, self-defense, conditioning and play to open and stimulate new channels of tactical thinking and responsiveness. Our teaching team consists of expert athletes and practitioners, and we coach our students into the total focus and presence required to meet physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. Many of the same qualities that make up a strong person make up strong, compelling prose.
Draft, Craft and …Insight!
We believe it is your right to be in a state and a body where insight can come, because insight isn’t (just) a happy accident.