Apps to Help Write College Application Essays
The most difficult part of writing any essay is finding a good idea and getting started. If you’re having difficulty crafting your college application essay, consider using one of these mobile apps to help you get started.
All College Application Essays
(iTunes; Google Play)
This free app has application prompts for more than 750 colleges, including college essay prompts on the Common Application. The app can help you figure out what you need to write for each college you’re applying to, how to submit each essay and how you can manage your application strategy and your essay writing workload. Just make sure you’re using the most up-to-date version, so it has the correct essay prompts for the year you’re applying.
College Essay Techniques
(iTunes for $1.99)
This app provides advice on choosing a winning topic, telling your story effectively and how to write long and short supplemental essays. It also provides examples of Harvard admissions essays.
College Essay Brainstorm
(iTunes for $.99; Google Play for $2.99)
Download this app to help you brainstorm college essay ideas for Common Application questions. It provides prompts based on which Common Application question you want to work on and helps you focus on brainstorming and recording the good ideas you come up with.
Essay Writing Guide
(iTunes for $2.99)
Developed by a college English professor, this app aims to guide you through writing any kind of essay, including college application essays. It provides tips on organization, content, style and mechanics, and it includes a glossary. See how it works in a YouTube video.