When should I start working on my college essays?
The summer before your senior year is the best time to start working
on your college essays. With little or no homework, you can spend time on
your essays without the pressure of other school assignments and avoid the
panic that comes with procrastination. If summer's come and gone, don't
worry, we can still get you from start to finish in time to meet your deadline.
How does college essay coaching work?
We communicate primarily through email. Feedback, instructions and
revisions are sent back and forth via email/google docs. Because essay
writing is a very personal process, we think it's easier to write according
to your own schedule (within a time frame we devise for you) and without
someone standing over your shoulder. We can also schedule FaceTime/Skype/Phone sessions if desired.
Where are you located?
We are based in Chicago but work virtually and so we accept clients from all locations.
I only need you to proofread the final draft of my college essay. Is that okay?
We are happy to be involved at the very start of your college essay writing process to help with topic selection and early drafts but we are available to step in at any stage along the way including final polishing and proofreading.
Do you offer college counseling services other than essay writing?
Take the Leap focuses primarily on college essay coaching. While other companies
offer a full menu of college counseling services, they tend to outsource the essay
writing portion. The college essay is a crucial component of the college application
and we believe it deserves specialized attention. Before essay writing begins, many students want to finalize their college selections. Take the Leap works closely with students and parents to assemble a list of the colleges/universities that are the best fit.
Will you write my essay for me? Pretty please?
We can but we won't. Trust us, no one can tell your story better than you.
How do you charge?
We charge an hourly rate and offer cost saving, multi-hour packages.