Essay

Essay Workshop for the College Application

Given the rising costs of higher education, the record numbers of college applicants, and the decrease in scholarships being awarded, 2021 graduates need to differentiate themselves in the college application process. This year, with many colleges offering test-optional admission due to COVID-19, the essay can be the single best way for high school seniors to reveal themselves as individuals to prospective colleges. 

Register today for our Essay Workshop for the College Application. Students will learn how to write a polished essay that highlights their passions, character, and convictions, and demonstrates how they can positively contribute to a college community. The workshop is a combination of small-group Zoom sessions to learn the nuances of college essay writing, craft a personalized essay, and then conference and edit drafts to finish a stand out essay in about a week!

Seniors – During our Essay Workshop we will:

  • Brainstorm about you – your experiences, your story, your values!
  • Examine sample essays to learn about what has worked for others
  • Review the Do’s and Don’ts of writing application essays
  • Discuss the Common Application essay prompts – which one tells your story?
  • Privately conference with the instructor for writing assistance, motivational support and to help you find your voice!
  • Revise to enhance content and edit to correct grammar/punctuation using Google docs

Students will complete the Essay Workshop having written a polished essay that highlights their passions, character, and convictions, and demonstrates how they will positively contribute to a college community.

Format:

  • Classes 1 and 2:  Small-group Essay Workshop via Zoom (1.5 hours each)
  • Class 3:  Private Zoom conference with the instructor followed by online essay submissions/edits to finish the essay in 7-10 days if all submissions are turned in to the tutor in a timely manner

Homework:

Students will need to complete approximately 2 hours of reading and writing outside of class each day of the workshop with a minimum of 3 online essay submissions using Gmail/Google docs. Timely response to emails from the tutor is crucial. Students will need to be checking and responding to emails daily.

Materials:

Students will need College Essay Essentials by Ethan Sawyer prior to the first class to complete homework that gets them thinking about how they are unique individuals!  ($10 on Amazon or purchase at Barnes and Noble store)

Our Essay Workshop curriculum will be emailed to all students to be printed at home (15 pages). Students must have a Gmail account set up prior to the first class.

Fee: $325    Register today!  Space is limited to maintain the small-group focus of our program. Minimum of 4 students required to run the workshop.

*Refer a friend and both students receive a FREE copy of the text required for the workshop – College Essay Essentials!

 

August 2020 Essay Workshop via Zoom – Session 1 – FULL!

Session 1:  Monday, August 3rd,  10:00-11:30 am

Session 2:  Wednesday, August 5th, 10:00-11:30 am

Session 3:  Tutor will schedule a private Zoom session with students once their second draft has been submitted

 

August 2020 Essay Workshop via Zoom – Session 2 – FULL!

Session 1:  Monday, August 10th,  10:00-11:30 am

Session 2:  Wednesday, August 12th, 10:00-11:30 am

Session 3:  Tutor will schedule a private Zoom session with students once their second draft has been submitted

 

August 2020 Essay Workshop via Zoom – Session 3 – FULL!

Session 1:  Wednesday, August 19th, 10:00-11:30 am

Session 2:  Friday, August 21st, 10:00-11:30 am

Session 3:  Tutor will schedule a private Zoom session with students once their second draft has been submitted

 

September 2020 Essay Workshop via Zoom – FULL!

Session 1:  Tuesday, September 1st, 12:00 noon-1:30 pm

Session 2:  Thursday, September 3rd, 12:00 noon-1:30 pm

Session 3:  Tutor will schedule a private Zoom session with students once their edited draft has been submitted

 

October 2020 Essay Workshop via Zoom 

Session 1:  Tuesday, October 6th, 6:30-8:00 pm

Session 2:  Thursday, October 8th, 6:30-8:00 pm

Session 3:  Tutor will schedule a private Zoom session with students once their edited draft has been submitted

 

Please call us at 574-7349 with questions. We are here to help students finish their college application process strong!

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