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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, the UC PIQs, and personal statements

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

Upcoming workshops:

"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!!"

Questions about the workshops? Send us a message!

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