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Through the end of admissions season, we’re offering one-hour livestreams on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each session focuses on a specific aspect of the essay-writing process and is led by a certified coach. Below is our session catalogue – to stay up to date with the newest additions, check this page regularly for updates. Learn how to make the most of our livestreams.


Submit your topic or essay draft

Submit your essay topic or draft to receive feedback from our essay coaches during a live topic review or essay critique session. Don’t worry if you’re shy – we keep all submissions anonymous during the sessions.

Grad School Session

Thursday, December 2nd at 6 p.m. EST

Applying to grad school? We’ve got you covered. A successful personal statement tells a compelling story about who you are, what drives you, and why you’re applying. Bring your questions, ask for feedback, and learn our best strategies for building a strong, well-structured personal statement for a master’s or PhD application.

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Live Essay Critiques

Tuesday, December 7th at 8 p.m. EST

During essay review sessions, we’ll do live reviews of full essay drafts. Our coaches will offer constructive feedback, with a focus on content, structure, and storytelling. Whether you want to sit in the hot seat yourself, or you just want to see as many examples as possible, you’ll leave feeling inspired and ready to take your essay to the next level.

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Live Review: Essay Topics

Thursday, December 9th at 6 p.m. EST

Have an experienced coach critique your proposed essay topic and essay outline before you start writing. We’ll help you plan an essay creative and authentic enough to grab admissions’ officers attention. Save yourself the trouble of having to revise later by making sure you have a strong essay outline from the get-go.

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Can’t attend live? Browse our library of past recordings, and check out the advice our coaches have given to students just like you! Our Knowledge Base is also a great resource, regardless of where you are in the essay writing process.

Want in-depth feedback on your essay draft?

Check out our College Essay Editing & Coaching service. You’ll be paired with an essay coach who will edit your draft and help you make your story even stronger. Don’t wait too long: the deadline to submit your college application will be here before you know it!


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Frequently asked questions

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How can I make the most of Scribbr livestreams?

Get the most out of our Scribbr livestreams by keeping a few key tips in mind:

Tip #1. Check out our guide to writing an outstanding essay before your session

Our Knowledge Base covers every step of the essay writing process, and you’ll find our livestreams most helpful if you use these two resources together. For each livestream, we’ll highlight one or two helpful Knowledge Base articles as suggested advance reading.

Tip #2. Come with questions, and submit your drafts in advance

All Scribbr livestreams include plenty of question time, which is your chance to get individualized help. For “live review” sessions, you can also submit your topic or draft beforehand. We’ll choose a few submissions to review live during the session.

If you’re thinking about submitting a draft but are feeling anxious, don’t stress! Our coaches know that college essays often deal with vulnerable moments and personal topics. They always keep their recommendations positive and solution-focused. Even if revision is in your future, you’ll always leave feeling good about the process and proud of your hard work. Plus, we keep all submissions anonymous.

Tip #3. Feel free to lurk

Even if you don’t have a draft, an outline, or even a topic, feel free to join a session. You can learn a lot just by seeing how other students have approached their essays, and you’ll leave feeling inspired and excited about starting your own personal statement.

Tip #4. Pair our livestreams with our College Essay Editing & Coaching service

For the ultimate in essay writing help, follow up a livestream review with a full Scribbr edit of your admissions essay. Get your topic and outline checked during a livestream, and then make sure you’ve properly executed your plan and that your writing is flawless by having one of our experts do a full review.

Ready to join a livestream?

View the schedule and sign up!

Do I need to pay to attend Scribbr livestreams?

No. Our livestreams are free, and we invite you to join as many as you’d like. We hope that these sessions help you feel more prepared and confident as you get ready to submit your college application.

What should I expect during the livestream?

Each one-hour livestream session will focus on a specific aspect of the essay-writing process. Our college essay coaches will share their insight, offer advice, answer questions, and review submitted topics and drafts.

Will my topic and draft stay anonymous?

Yes. We understand that your college essay may deal with personal topics and vulnerable moments. All submitted topics, essay drafts, and questions will remain anonymous.

Do I need a Zoom account?

Yes, you do need a Zoom account to join the livestreams. If you don’t already have Zoom installed, you’ll be prompted to download it when you try to join the session.

If you plan to join a livestream, we suggest creating your Zoom account in advance, so you don’t miss the beginning of the session.