College Application Essay Workshop (Tuesday, August 6th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

$118.00

College Application Essay Workshop
Tuesday, August 6th
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Please bring a laptop

 

9 in stock

Expiry Date: August 6, 2024

Description

Join us Tuesday, August 6th, at 2:00 p.m. for our writing workshop on essays for scholarships and college applications.

College application essay writing can be an overwhelming experience for many students. Not only can the stakes be high, but it is not always easy for students to write about themselves. Many students don’t know where to begin or how to come up with a topic or topics to write about. Others know what story they want to tell but don’t know how to organize their narrative. This workshop will help students:

  • understand and analyze essay questions
  • brainstorm essay topic(s)
  • select an essay topic and generate a narrative with details and description
  • explore organizational choices
  • give and receive developmental feedback

Some of what we will focus on include the following:

Organization/Structure

We will look at the overall structure of the essay. It is vital that your essay follow a logical thought progression. Personal statements should not veer too far away from the essay topic but should still explore various sides of your personality, background, and interests.


Tone, voice, and style

Your college application/scholarship essays are yours. You should write them with your unique voice and style. Unlike other formulaic essays you’ve written in high school, these essays allow you to be creative and show off your personality. These essays help colleges and universities understand who you are and what you’re like. The tone and voice of your essay should reflect that. If you’re soft-spoken and intentional with your words, how you write and what you write can convey those unique qualities.


Proofreading

After completing your essay’s content, we will proofread it together to check the flow. In other words, we will ensure the essay reads beautifully and is free of passive voice, clunky sentences, or difficult-to-read phrases. This is the last step in the revision stage.

 

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