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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.
1 total review for this teacher
New class
70 minutes
per class
3x per week
over 1 week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Sep 21

Sep 21 - Sep 23 (1 week)
We, Th, Fr
10pm - 11:10pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Class Experience

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.


Lives in the United States
College Consultant, NYS Certified English Teacher, Higher Education Administrator, and Former Tax Attorney
1 total review
5 completed classes

About Me


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... 
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