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college essay workshop

We offer college essay workshops that are designed to quickly familiarize you with the process of writing winning admissions essays. You will learn the tools, techniques, and strategies to independently craft your own successful essay.

Each workshop is live and presented via Zoom. Classes are limited in size to allow for ample opportunity for question and answer during each session.

The workshops are fast-paced and intensive, but also fun and engaging. They are presented over the course of a week in three separate one-hour sessions (and include homework!). While the essay workshops are geared toward helping you create a fully complete first draft of the Common App essay, the knowledge you will gain is applicable to any type of college admissions essay or personal statement.

Session 1

  • What are admissions officers looking for?

  • Features of successful college essays

  • Analysis of example essays

  • Beginning the brainstorming process

  • Selecting the best essay topic

Session 2

  • Developing a detailed and robust outline for your college essay

  • The process of writing the first draft

  • How to create a compelling introduction

  • How to end the essay effectively

Session 3

  • The essay editing and revision process

  • Sentence structure, grammar, vocabulary, and tone

  • Perfecting the final draft

  • How to approach supplemental essays and the UC PIQs

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Each college essay workshop takes place on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and runs from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST (5:00 pm to 6:00 pm PST).

college essay workshop

What our former students have to say:

"The essay workshop taught me all the techniques I needed to put together a really compelling essay. I gained valuable insights that I’m not sure I would have found elsewhere. The instructor was kind, patient, and a great communicator, and the interaction with the other participants was an added plus during each session. Not only did I come away with a great essay for my common app application, but I became an overall better writer, all in a very short period of time. Thank you!!"

" Before coming to the workshop, I was approaching my essay all wrong. I now understand exactly how the admissions officers evaluate the essays. With the tools I learned and the insights I gained, I was able to write something that will give a huge boost to my overall application."

"The writing workshop was 100% on point and exactly what I needed to put together an essay that was far superior than anything else I would have been able to create on my own. Big kudos to the amazing instructor!"

The price of the workshop is $399, but for a limited time, we're offering a discounted price of $249. Spots are quickly filling up, and we are already 75% booked for the upcoming workshop, so make sure to reserve your spot while there is still availability. 

We look forward to seeing you!

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