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Workshop Offerings

Each of our 50 minute small-group “Get-Going” workshops features interactive prompts, examples, and tips to get you on your way to a great essay, followed by a Q&A session where you can ask us anything!

Currently hosted via Zoom / Inquire for pricing / Sliding scale available

WHAT'S MY STORY?

Finding a Great Idea

Not sure what to write about or where to start?  Learn how to define your story and stand out to admissions boards. Join us to generate several knock-out ideas for your college essays and supplements. We’ll walk you through what makes a good idea good and a not-so-good idea not-so-good. You’ll leave with a list of possible essay ideas and resources for even more! 

HOW SHOULD IT SOUND?: College Essay Style

What should a college essay look and sound like? Get a close-up look at how to start your essay, how to structure it, what style to follow, what to include and more. We’ll walk you through an annotated exemplar essay that got a former student into several top-tier universities. Leave with a digital packet of exemplar essays and lots of ideas for how to make your essay just as stand-out!

SO NOW WHAT?

Writing Your Draft

Once you get a draft out, learn revision techniques to feel confident that it’s strong enough to show admissions boards just how amazing you are! Join us to learn what to look for as you perfect your essay. Leave with a revision checklist as well as strategies to apply to your draft, ensuring that you submit your very best work.

DIG DEEPER

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Individual Support

One-on-One Session with a Writing Coach

  • Work with one of our writing coaches to develop and perfect your essay! We’ll tailor support to your individual needs.

  • Book a writing coach for an hour-long session and schedule subsequent sessions as-needed to get you to a polished essay that you’ll be proud to send off!

  • Via Zoom or other online conferencing / $95 per hour

  • $10 off an hour-long sesh with your first workshop

  • Want to check in each week leading up to the deadline? Email us about package pricing. 

Digital Essay Feedback

  • Get feedback from professional writing coaches who have supported thousands of writers through high school and into college. We know what works and how to help you polish your essay. 

  • Share your college essay draft with us and we will leave careful, targeted feedback. This service includes two reviews-- initial comments, then further feedback after revision.

  • Currently hosted via Zoom / $50 per essay review