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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

The third in our Get Going series! Leveraging your essay ideas, we will help you get started and help you get un-stuck as you write a strong 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! Leave with a full or partial draft, plus a strategic revision checklist, ensuring that you submit your very best work.