How to Write the College Essay (Common App Personal Statement) Bootcamp
In this comprehensive essay writing camp with personalized feedback, students will brainstorm content, learn about structure, practice descriptive writing, outline five potential topics, and write their first draft of a college essay that dazzles.
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3x per week
over 1 week
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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Do you need assistance with your college essay? Perhaps you're struggling to identify a topic or unsure of the best format? My bootcamp can help! Getting an early start is a great way to reduce stress in the fall! Day 1 After a few strategic icebreakers, we'll start with FAQs and a discussion of the task (e.g., word count, common topics to avoid, what admissions officers are seeking). Next, we'll delve into a pre-writing exercise that may take you down memory lane. This activity will help...
Students will learn how to write a dazzling college essay that highlights their core values and demonstrates what they will contribute to the college community.
I am a NYS Certified English teacher, college counselor (UCLA Extension, 2018), higher education administrator, and former attorney. Since 2018, I have offered college counseling to juniors and seniors both in a school and as an independent college consultant. Each year, I provide feedback on nearly 100 seniors' Common App personal statements (college essays) in a school. To do so, I teach this introductory college essay workshop, and I continue to work with each senior individually -- sometimes through as many as nine and ten drafts! -- until they are fully satisfied with their essays. I also advise students on the national QuestBridge scholarship application.
All materials will be provided. Students should be prepared to type responses on their computers or write responses in a notebook.
3 hours 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
My camp is based on Ethan Sawyer's College Essay Essentials. No purchases or outside materials are required.
College Consultant, NYS Certified English Teacher, Higher Education Administrator, and Former Tax Attorney
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
1 total review
5 completed classes
Hello! My name is Suzanne, and I am passionate about teaching students how to write a Common App personal statement (college essay) that dazzles. I'm thrilled to bring my essay workshops, individualized feedback sessions, and college consulting...