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Story2 EssayBuilder
by Story2
GRADES / High School (Grades 9-12), Higher Education, Middle School (Grades 5-8)
PLATFORMS / Web Browser

Uses story-telling, online coaching & writing toolkit to develop story-based college essays



Story2 helps students plan, organize and write college admission and scholarship essays. Their EssayBuilder product guides students through a research-based essay writing process, while their College Essay Planner helps students keep track of the various components of their college applications. Story2’s services can be purchased in three different packages, one free and two paid. 


With a free account, students receive unlimited access to Story2’s online collection of stories, plus access to general essay writing tips. Students also get to try Story2's EssayBuilder platform for one essay. This tool  guides students through a step by step neuroscience-based essay writing process in which students tell personal stories out loud and then transform them into compelling essays. The EssayBuilder process begins with a quiz to help students select an essay topic. Next, students are prompted to orally record the story they wish to tell, rather than first writing it out. EssayBuilder then guides students through how to structure their story and finishes with advice on how to connect with the reader. 

Story2 offers two different paid options. The first option grants students unlimited use of EssayBuilder as well as an opportunity to receive feedback from an “essay review expert.” The second option includes a one hour online coaching session in addition to unlimited use of EssayBuilder, written feedback for one essay, and access to Story2’s collection of stories.


Story2 is browser based and works on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. 


Story2 offers students a free trial of their EssayBuilder platform as well as free access to their collection of stories and to their College Essay Planner. For $99, students receive unlimited access to EssayBuilder plus a 5-page feedback report on one essay. For $349, students receive unlimited access to EssayBuilder, 3 rounds of written feedback and 1 hour of online coaching. 


As of July 2015, Story2 has been used by over 20,000 students in 46 states and 36 countries.


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School Type: Middle School, High School

I'd like to see it expanded to include formal, 5 paragraph essays for classroom use. I would definitely pay for that. I don't know that there is anythin...


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Teacher Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
School Type: Middle School, High School

I'd like to see it expanded to include formal, 5 paragraph essays for classroom use. I would definitely pay for that. I don't know that there is anythin...

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School Type: High School

The 3 things I would change about this product is the feed back. I would prefer immediate access to the feedback from the students. Preferably a text feature not always sitting still. Another would be different languages feature and the ability to use the device on a s...



Essaybuilder Plus for Schools - EssayBuilder™ Plus for Schools includes: -EssayBuilder™ online writing center, our core award-winning product, an interactive, online writing center that teaches students, step-by-step, how to tell their stories out loud and transform spoken stories into powerful admission and scholarship essays. Based on our proven Moments Method® curriculum, EssayBuilder™ provides students in grades 8-12 with daily writing exercises, tools to plan and organize writing projects, plus a scaffolded learning framework to complete authentic college admission and scholarship essays. Note: in 2016 schools may choose a developmental version of EssayBuilder with prompts and examplar essays appropriate for students in grades 8-10. -Annual curriculum license provides schools with classroom lessons to incorporate Moments Method® curriculum to incorporate storytelling and narrative writing into grades 8-12 classes and advisory groups, building core narrative writing skills for college and career readiness and teaching students from all backgrounds best practices to complete successful college admission and scholarship essays. Curriculum Licensing includes nine 45-minute lesson plans, Teacher’s Guide, and Student Workbook. -Online resources to support students’ daily writing practice, writing instruction, and mastering 8 types of supplemental essays. -Mentor dashboard for teachers, advisors and administrators to track students' progress
Can be purchased by Teacher, School Leader, or District Administrator. - We sell in-app upgrades and/or content (one-time)


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