On Writing the College Application Essay

Discover why every essay is a college application essay. Enjoy learning how to write essays your readers will enjoy.

Tools: Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Ink Pens, Extra Fine

Scrawl your ideas in an old-fashioned paper notebook with the most affordable fine tip pens. 0.5mm is the ideal size for smoother, faster handwriting.

Podcast: Writing Excuses (Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart.)

Find fun and thoughtful commentary on any writing topic imaginable. Listen for author interviews, reading recommendations, and writing exercises.

TED Talk: The transformative power of classical music

Witness the perfect essay disguised as an inspirational speech.

Discussion Group: Pins and Needles: Provoking Conversation

Tackle tough questions in a community of thinkers dedicated to honing their rhetoric. Sponsored by Salt and Iron.

Recommended by the Greater Salt Lake City Girl Scouts Troop: a comprehensive guide for early career development.