Applying to Graduate School? We’ve Got You Covered?
Our GRAD SCHOOL ESSAY GUIDANCE PACKAGE includes essay and resume/curriculum vitae
tutoring and editing for students applying to masters and/or doctoral graduate school
The Application Boot Camp® Graduate School Essay Package Includes:
- An introductory phone call to explain the layout and typical protocol of
our Graduate School Essay Guidance Package.
- 5 hours of consultation with a Senior Counselor or our Application Boot
Camp Director Dr. Kristen Willmott. That time includes any combination of
detailed written responses (via “track changes” and inserted comments) to
emailed drafts or phone/Skype time to discuss ideas and read through drafts.
- A copy of Application Boot Camps’® essay guidance booklet. This guide
outlines some of the basic components of successful application essays and will
give you a head start on your graduate school essays.
- An email synopsis of every phone consultation. Students can use these
synopses to know how drafts should evolve.
Consult on as many essays as you like (plus your resume/curriculum vitae) in the allotted time. Some essays may need only proofreading while others need to be coaxed from a blank page. We will help with both and everything in between!
Graduate school admissions essays, like graduate schools themselves, come in all shapes and sizes. They do not simply ask applicants to tell them a little something about themselves the way undergraduate admissions essay prompts often do. Masters and PhD programs are interested in your accomplishments thus far in your chosen field and in your prior knowledge. Business schools want to get to know their applicants as people and want a sense of their career visions. Schools of public policy want to know precisely how and why you hope to change the world. No matter what, every graduate school — from the hardest of the sciences to the most creative of the arts — value good writing, compelling ideas, and a clear sense of self in their applicants.
Many graduate school applicants have excelled in their undergraduate or professional fields but have grown far removed from the basic lessons their high school English teachers taught them. The best essays revive those lessons and attach the fundamental principles of good prose — clarity, simplicity, candor, logic — to the bold ambition that inspires applications to the top professional and academic graduate schools. Unlike undergraduate applicants, applicants to graduate school bring a wealth of experience and countless ideas to the application process. At the same time, the crucial question of “Why do you want to go to this school?” often seems so obvious in applicants’ minds that they can hardly articulate the answers. Application Boot Camp® has a long, successful track record of helping applicants sort through these challenges to produce honest, eloquent, compelling essays that reflect their ambitions and complement their achievements.
In accord with Application Boot Camp’s® proven strategies, as part of the GRAD SCHOOL ESSAY GUIDANCE PACKAGE, we will discuss potential topics, draw out compelling angles, and guide students through the writing process. At each step, we will offer candid feedback to make students’ writing clear and concise and their ideas fresh, personal, and unique. We will also provide motivation and set deadlines to combat writer’s block, which so often undermines students’ applications. While the average writing tutor will cross out a few words and make vague suggestions, our staff members have actual graduate school admissions experience and will thus take you into the heart of the writing process and help you come up with an exceptional, genuine final draft. The result is a much faster return on your time, not to mention a much more enjoyable writing experience and stronger applications! Also, because all Application Boot Camp staff members are accustomed to tutoring students over the phone and reviewing drafts by email, we can work with students from anywhere, at any time.
Testimonials for Graduate School Essay Guidance:
“K.’s experience in the Harvard grad school admissions office was a huge help as I completed my applications. Her statement of purpose strategy and advice helped me better understand what can be a very confusing process! I would definitely recommend K. for her thoughtfulness and her amazing guidance.”
— E. D., (Ph.D applicant)
“Thank you for recommending M. He is absolutely outstanding and a terrific asset to your team. I would recommend him to anyone without reservation. I was somewhat skeptical at first since the communication between M. and J. has been entirely via the Internet. However, M. exceeded any of my expectations for responsiveness, creativity and providing practical recommendations. One of more significant results is that with M’s advice J. has become more confident and the quality of his essays have improved considerably.”
— P. S. (Father)
“Thanks to M. and M., my GRE scores and essays for the application to the Harvard Graduate School of Education were enhanced quite a bit. Their expertise and input have been invaluable throughout the process and it has been a true pleasure to work with these remarkable guys. You have an outstanding team!”
— T. T. (Masters degree applicant)
“I’m over the moon!!! Thank you so much with the SOP[statement of purpose] and application writing! The SOP definitely made a BIG difference when it came to the admissions decision with my undergrad GPA being very low. I am super happy that there was a mutual fit with Harvard Graduate School of Education.”
— T. (Masters degree applicant)