Graduate School Essays

Graduate School Essays

• Medical School
• Business School
• Law School
• Arts & Sciences Graduate Departments

Competition for admission to most U.S. graduate education programs is fierce. An important element in the application for professional schools of medicine, business, and law and for graduate study in the arts or sciences is a personal essay or statement.

Your essay alone is unlikely to win you admission to coveted programs. The essay does, however, offer your best chance to distinguish yourself among qualified candidates for admission.

In these applications, charm won’t cut it.  Technical elements of the essay—grammar, spelling, punctuation—must be impeccable. The true challenge lies in conveying your potential to benefit from a specific program and to use your education to benefit others. Additionally, your essay should inspire confidence in admission officers that your presence in their programs will contribute qualities that are distinctive—and irresistible.

Communicating these ideas in a strictly limited number of words requires thoughtful strategy and artful expression.

For more than a decade, I have been privileged to help exceptional students along their paths to higher education.  Completing your application essays with me will challenge you to think rigorously and deeply and enhance your prospects for admission at leading schools.

“It was truly a pleasure to work with Anne. Not only did she help bring my writing to life, but she also helped me to reflect upon my past experiences and achievements. Through our conversations, I gained a better understanding of myself and the path I chose that led to my arrival at medical school. The final product was a true representation of my voice and my story. By working with Anne, I learned not only how to write with confidence but also more about myself. Thank you, Anne, for your wonderful advice and support.”

 

—Kenric Tam Stanford School of Medicine

2014-08-13T02:43:27+00:00

—Kenric Tam Stanford School of Medicine

“It was truly a pleasure to work with Anne. Not only did she help bring my writing to life, but she also helped me to reflect upon my past experiences and achievements. Through our conversations, I gained a better understanding of myself and the path I chose that led to my arrival at medical school. View Full →

“Anne is an extremely gifted writer. Down to a single word, she knows just what it takes to make a clear, thoughtful, great piece of writing. Anne is also extremely friendly and easy to work with. She really cares about her clients. I would recommend her to anyone!"

 

—JM, Northwestern University School of Law '16

2014-08-13T02:41:47+00:00

—JM, Northwestern University School of Law '16

“Anne is an extremely gifted writer. Down to a single word, she knows just what it takes to make a clear, thoughtful, great piece of writing. Anne is also extremely friendly and easy to work with. She really cares about her clients. I would recommend her to anyone!”  

“Beyond Anne’s ability to refine essays and teach proper writing techniques, she is also a very caring individual.  She follows up with her students closely and goes out of her way to ensure their success. Whether it meant working diligently to meet my stringent deadlines or making a phone call to an old friend and physician to discuss with me the culture at a certain medical school, she undoubtedly makes the extra

 

—Amar Miglani Albert Einstein School of Medicine

2014-08-13T02:41:20+00:00

—Amar Miglani Albert Einstein School of Medicine

“Beyond Anne’s ability to refine essays and teach proper writing techniques, she is also a very caring individual.  She follows up with her students closely and goes out of her way to ensure their success. Whether it meant working diligently to meet my stringent deadlines or making a phone call to an old friend and View Full →

“Bfter our first meeting, Anne immediately always comes to mind when I have considered serious, high-quality help with developing or improving my university admission letters or university-mandated projects. It is easy to work with Anne, both in the comfort of her personal work space or remotely over the phone or email. In the end, I have always produced even more powerful, persuasive pieces as well as developed my own writing talent along the way.

 

—Neeraj Miglani Santa Clara University and École hôtelière de Lausanne

2014-08-13T02:40:14+00:00

—Neeraj Miglani Santa Clara University and École hôtelière de Lausanne

“Bfter our first meeting, Anne immediately always comes to mind when I have considered serious, high-quality help with developing or improving my university admission letters or university-mandated projects. It is easy to work with Anne, both in the comfort of her personal work space or remotely over the phone or email. In the end, I View Full →

“As an international student who struggles with imperfect English, I had no idea how to skillfully describe my life story for the UC graduate school application. Even though I finished writing my personal statement, i felt uneasy and unsatisfied with my poor writing. Meanwhile, one of my friends recommended seeking Anne's help, so I decided to take his advice without delay. Quickly, I realized that I made the right choice in working with Anne. She is a very kind person and has professional writing skills. Whenever she revised parts of my personal statement, I couldn't help but marvel at her outstanding gifts. When we finished our joint effort, I had confidence that my application communicated my ideas, and as a result I have fulfilled my desire to transfer to Haas School of Business, Berkeley, this fall 2014. If you doubt whether your personal statement is attractive enough, work with Anne. You won't be sorry.

Daniel Woohyuk Lee Haas School of Business, UC/Berkeley 2014

2014-06-23T04:33:15+00:00

Daniel Woohyuk Lee Haas School of Business, UC/Berkeley 2014

“As an international student who struggles with imperfect English, I had no idea how to skillfully describe my life story for the UC graduate school application. Even though I finished writing my personal statement, i felt uneasy and unsatisfied with my poor writing. Meanwhile, one of my friends recommended seeking Anne’s help, so I decided View Full →

“Anne's help with my medical school application essays made what would have been a stressful experience into an enjoyable process. Her suggestions were thoughtful and creative. Her style of coaching involved a lot of back-and-forth discussion, and she always made sure that any edits we made still felt to me like my own voice. My medical school essays became much more vivid and powerful, and, even more importantly, I gained confidence in my ability to write effectively.

 

Maya W. MD Candidate class of 2015, Duke University School of Medicine

2014-06-23T04:19:59+00:00

Maya W. MD Candidate class of 2015, Duke University School of Medicine

“Anne’s help with my medical school application essays made what would have been a stressful experience into an enjoyable process. Her suggestions were thoughtful and creative. Her style of coaching involved a lot of back-and-forth discussion, and she always made sure that any edits we made still felt to me like my own voice. My View Full →