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Finishing the College or Common App Essay

Have you been putting off finishing your college application essay? Not sure how to go forward or even start? Feeling that your writing is a little flat? This weekend workshop is for you.

From brainstorming to an initial draft, and/or to fun and effective revision techniques for an essay you have begun — together we will work on your unique college application essay. You will get  feedback from the workshop leader and peer feedback. You’ll leave the weekend with a solid draft and an understanding of where and how to revise, or perhaps an almost-finished piece. This is a fun writing process that will showcase your unique perspective and help you fall in love with writing again.

Be prepared to write and share during the workshop. Workshops will be conducted on Zoom.  Please note that there will be work for participants to do between sessions.

Cost: $350

Each session is limited to 8 participants in their senior year of high school.

Each workshop has 5 90 minute sessions and at least one individual meeting with the workshop leader.

Weekend schedules are as follows:

1 Friday evening workshop

3 Saturday workshops

1 Sunday workshop

Session A: An Intensive Weekend, September 20-22, 2024

Session B: 5 Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30, starting September 10th

Session C: An Intensive Weekend, December 6-8, 2024

Session D: 5 Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30, starting November 12th