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How to Write Your College Essay

College Admissions Essay Writing Workshop

  • Starts Oct 9
  • 150 US dollars
  • The Hive

Available spots

Service Description

Are you a junior or a senior getting ready to write your college essay? Do you need help? This course is designed to help you explore college essays that have been successful in the past, to examine what colleges need to know about you from your essay, and to help you write an essay that establishes the authentic you as an applicant to college. This is not a class where the teacher will write your essay! Rather, it will be an exploration of what you are interested in studying, what experiences you have that are relevant, and not on your resume, the crucial steps of thesis-writing and outlining, and effective conclusions, that will demonstrate (if you are) that you are ready for and capable of college work. There will be 4 sessions at 1 ½ hours each at The Hive, with homework assignments between classes. At the end of the 4 sessions, well before the deadline for Early Decision applications of November 1, and months before the traditional Dec. 31 deadline for regular college admissions essays, if your student does the work diligently, they will have a polished essay that reflects who they are for one of the Common Application questions this year. Besides research, analysis of successful essays, direct instruction, and practice writing, the class will also afford, because of its small size, peer editing and discussion, and personal conferencing with the instructor. Requirements: Bring personal laptop/iPad Teacher qualifications: Experienced high school teacher for 23 years, with CT certifications in History, English, Library Media, and Administration Experience teaching: U.S. HIstory, AP World History, AP English Language and Literature, Civics, Modern World History Graduate: University of Chicago, with B.A, in English. Editor of arts newspaper and managing editor of student newspaper; admitted to competitive Writing Program Alumni Interviewer: The University of Chicago Published: The Chicago Maroon (managing editor) The Grey City Journal (editor),The Hartford Courant, The Colby Alumnus (editor), The Windham Eagle. Awards: Loeb Research Fellowship; Best publications Awards: CLA; National Endowment for the Humanities: Fellowship.

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Contact Details

  • The Hive

    The Hive Women's Empowerment Center, Spring Street, Windsor Locks, CT, USA


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