The Best College Essay Topics Are Not Always The Most Obvious

Best College Essay Topics

I work with students during any or all stages of the college application process, from finding a Common Application Essay topic to fleshing out supplemental essays for Early Decision 1 or 2, Early Action and Regular Decision to integrating resumes and portfolios. Together, we create a portrait of the “whole” student. Whether it’s essay conception, line-editing or overall shaping, I help students maintain their voice and point-of-view despite constant drafting and input.

My goal as an essay coach is for students to become better writers during this process, communicating in an effective tone exactly who they are and what’s important to them. The best college essay topics are often the ones that need to be teased or coaxed into fruition.

I also advise families on all aspects of the college counseling process, including list development, itinerary planning and interview preparation.



Elizabeth is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling.