Writing College Essays: Getting started


Chris, our essay expert, AP English teacher, and higher education specialist is here to provide you with some wisdom about college application essays, which represent a crucial task in your educational journey. Though essays are on the minds of rising seniors, and Chris will address that topic, there are also larger topics that students in all grades are – or should be – contemplating, even if this is not their application year. Chris and George will explore these subjects, and there will be an extended Q&A period with both experts.

This is Part 1 of a series of presentations by 1600.io on the college admissions process and related matters.


  • The Value of an Existential Crisis
  • Why Are YOU Going to College?
  • Finding and Fueling Passions
  • Start Connecting The Dots
  • What to Do Before Trying to Write Anything

Beginning the College Application Process_ Reflection Activities.pdf