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An Introduction to the College Application Essay

Ciahnan Darrell, PhD
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(2)
In this one-time course, students will learn the fundamentals of writing a strong college application essay from a former college instructor and award-winning writer.

Class experience

US Grade 10 - 12
Students will understand what admissions counselors are looking for in college application essays and will come away with a plan for drafting their own personal statements. They will also develop the ability to express themselves clearly and effectively in writing, including, but not limited to, the ability to do the following:
⦾ Support a significant central idea with thoughtfully chosen details appropriate to the purpose and genre;  
⦾ Demonstrate organization and cohesion in writing; 
⦾ Follow the conventions of formal, written English.  
I have a PhD in comparative literature, and I've taught literature, culture, and writing courses in a university setting. I also work as an online writing tutor for a public university. In addition to my academic credentials, I am also an award-winning author and have published essays, short stories, and two novels. I have been featured on podcasts such as Neon Jazz, Progress 4 Tomorrow, and Diversity on Fire. 
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(2)
1. I teach classes on Africa, literature, and creative writing that focus heavily on issues pertaining to social justice. 

2. I hold a PhD in comparative literature, and Masters degrees in divinity and philosophy. I taught at various colleges for... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
90 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 15-18
4-15 learners per class

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