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College Prep Writing

Bring on College-Level Writing With Confidence

If your teenager is struggling with college application essays or you want to make sure your teen has the college-level writing skills to score well and feel confident in tough college classes, Sylvan can help.

Our College Prep Writing program is a hands-on way for your son or daughter to create a strong college application essay and develop the research-based writing skills needed to succeed in college courses.

In College Prep Writing, your teen will:

  • Craft a college application essay that stands out
    Your son or daughter will get expert guidance on how to craft a well-written and compelling essay, so college admission counselors get a great look at what makes your teen special.
  • Make effective use of time
    Teenagers’ schedules are crazy. We get it! Your teen will have dedicated time to write his or her essay, applying those newly-learned writing skills.
  • Develop research skills and confidence for advanced courses
    Your teen will learn how to write successful research papers and use advanced composition techniques. You’ll love seeing your son or daughter develop the skills and confidence needed for college-level courses, career readiness and more.
  • Get valuable practice with research-based writing
    You want those skills to stick. So do we! Your teen will get hands-on practice with the writing, research and analysis skills that are needed to do well in college, careers and beyond.
  • Gain confidence heading into his or her next chapter in life
    Our writing tutors are extremely supportive. They know how to motivate teens and build their confidence.

Find out whether College Prep Writing is available in your local center!

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How our College Prep Writing classes work

Each session offers a variety of activities to keep your teen engaged. Your teen can expect a proven combination of expert instruction and independent practice.

Our writing experts will help your teen focus on two distinct areas:

  • College application essay writing for getting into college
  • Academic, research-based writing for advanced coursework, career readiness and beyond

Most teens develop their college essays from scratch in our program. However, if your teen has already begun writing an essay, we're happy to start there too.

Rock those college application essays and research papers!

Many Sylvan centers offer College Prep Writing. To find out if it’s available in your area, check out your local center.

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