Shadow Creek: College Applications Resource Page

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Application and Essay Resources

Free Summer Essay Bootcamps from Prompt

Click register to see available dates and essays covered in each bootcamp.

College Essay List Builder from Prompt

Automatically create a list of every essay you need to write across your applications,
including for scholarships (requires creating an account).
Create your list

Application and essay planning tools from Prompt

Step-by-step guidance for planning and writing the most common essays (requires creating an account).
Access the Tools

College Application and Essay Help Center from Prompt

Detailed articles on everything required for your applications and essays.
Visit the center

One-on-one application and essay coaching from Prompt

Unlimited, all-inclusive application and essay coaching. 3 in 4 students accepted at one or more reach colleges.
Sign up for a FREE strategy call with a Prompt Writing Coach.
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About us

Founded in 2014 by 3 MIT grads, Prompt is the fastest-growing writing education company. Our mission is to make students better writers.


Admitted to at least one target or reach college


Essays reviewed


High schools recommend Prompt's application and essay coaching

Our Process

Part 1: Identify what you'll write about
  • Use Prompt's Application Plan to learn what colleges will find most compelling about you and start brainstorming your content.
  • Video call with your coach to complete brainstorming and align on your best content.
Part 2: Write your Personal Statement first draft
  • Draft an outline for your Common App Essay using Prompt's Personal Statement Outlining Tool
  • Video call with your coach to discuss and align on your outline. Start your introduction.
  • Complete your first draft and submit it to your coach for feedback.
Part 3: Revise and finalize your Personal Statement
  • Your coach provides detailed feedback on how to improve the content and structure of your draft.
  • Revise your essay based on the feedback and submit it to your coach.
  • Iterate the essay with your coach through to the final check.