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How to Write the College Essay (Common App Personal Statement)
In this comprehensive two-hour workshop with personalized feedback, students will brainstorm content, learn about essay structure, practice descriptive writing, and outline five potential topics in preparation for writing a college essay that dazzles.
Suzanne P., J.D.
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Do you need assistance with your college essay? I can help! As we move further into the heart of application season, this workshop will save you precious time. During this two-hour class, you will complete all of the pre-writing activities necessary to write an outstanding personal statement. After the workshop, you can submit your draft to me for personalized feedback. Workshop Hour 1 After a few strategic icebreakers, we'll start with FAQs and a discussion of the task (e.g., word count,...
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 consultant (UCLA Extension, 2018; member, HECA), 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 80+ seniors' Common App personal statements (college essays). 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.
After the workshop ends, students should write their first drafts and share them with me for feedback. Students may also join my individualized feedback sessions for additional support.
All materials will be provided. Students should be prepared to type responses on their computers or write responses in a notebook.
2 hours 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
My workshop is based on Ethan Sawyer's College Essay Essentials. No purchases or outside materials are required.
Suzanne P., J.D.
College Consultant (Member, HECA), NYS Certified English Teacher, Higher Education Administrator, and Former Tax Attorney
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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18 completed classes
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