A Bloc of Writers, a Greenwich-based writing, editing, and tutoring company, has launched a new service called Essay Rx, designed to help students proof, polish, and perfect their college admissions essays.
“With less than a month before regular decision applications are due, students need a way to receive quick, professional feedback on their college essays,” said Michele Turk, founder of A Bloc of Writers.
— This article previously was published by Greenwich Free Press.
Essay Rx is also geared toward students who already applied to their first-choice colleges either early action or early decision who might be deferred or rejected in mid-December.
Many of these students don’t have a backup plan, and they scramble to write a dozen or more essays in a two-week time frame, Turk said.
“The college essay is often a make-or-break aspect of a student’s application, the one thing they can do at this point to boost their odds of acceptance at a college,” said Turk. “Yet many students have never written this type of narrative essay, and even top students struggle with the task.”
As a result, she said, students end up writing and rewriting their college essay, but it’s still not strong enough to move their application from the maybe pile to the accepted pile.
Here’s how it works: Send A Bloc of Writers a draft of your Common Application essay, and they will review it and offer extensive feedback regarding topic, theme, tone, and grammar — all within 48 hours.
Students can also schedule a private 30-minute meeting in person or via Skype with one of our tutors, all professional writers, and editors, for an additional fee. Visit ABlocOfWriters.com to meet their team and for details.
Essay Rx is available through Dec. 20, 2018.
A Bloc of Writers describes itself as “a Greenwich-based writing, editing, and tutoring company. We specialize in helping students write impressive college application essays. What sets us apart is that our essay tutors are all professional writers, editors, and teachers. In addition, we offer affordable college admissions guidance by an experienced professional.”