Kickstart Your College Essay


Jane Hirschhorn
Jane Hirschhorn

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Jane Hirschhorn's course "Kickstart Your College Essay" will show you concrete steps you can take starting today to create a compelling college essay that will set your application apart from all the others with similar test scores and transcripts.


LifeLaunchr 5 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
Jane Hirschhorn was a wonderful tutor for my son during his process of writing his college essays. Because of her help he was accepted to many great colleges that he applied for. She is great at speaking with students and my son could have not been able to write his essays well without her help. I highly recommend her to all students who need help with their writing!
Jane Hirschhorn did a great job coaching my son through the college essay process. She was great about last minute schedule changes going through the summer before senior year, and also great about making sure he made progress and maintained focus throughout the summer. Her feedback to me was also helpful to keep my mind at ease. My son ultimately got into all the colleges he applied to and Jane’s help removed a lot of the stress from the process. Could not have done it without her.
Jane Hirschhorn is a great coach! She provided feedback on my daughter’s college essays. As a result, my daughter was accepted to most of the colleges to which she applied. Jane is excellent at communicating with teens and my daughter felt at ease working with her and taking her advice. I highly recommend Jane to parents that are serious about giving their child an edge when submitting their college application!



Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

The first lesson gives you some background on the essay writing process, and reassures parents and students about the anxiety many feel about the essay writing process. It also explains what colleges are looking for in an essay.

The Prompts

Length: 16 minutesComplexity: Easy

Lesson Two explains the prompts for the Common Application essays (which are similar to the prompts for state schools and the Coalition) and gives examples of actual essays written by students who were accepted to top universities. Jane explains how each essay addresses the prompts.

Create Your Stories

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Easy

Having explained the prompts. Jane walks through how students can start to create their own personal stories that address the prompts.

Start Writing and Get Feedback

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

In the fourth lesson, Jane explains how you can start writing and also explains the value of getting feedback and of having a guide who can help you through the process.


Length: 1 minutesComplexity: Easy

In the final lesson, Jane gives you some next steps that can help you create a polished and complete essay.

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