COLLEGE ESSAY SUMMER WRITING WORKSHOP

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Essay Workshop guide students through the entire college essay process in a dynamic, small group setting by current English teachers. From the development of an original and compelling idea, to the drafting and revision process, every student will benefit from a professional review, and will leave the workshop with a vivid and meaningful College Application Essay. Each class will have a maximum of 25 students. Here is how a typical class would work:

Two days of actual class time on a Mon/Wed (as listed in all sessions). The first class topics will be:

  • Importance of the essay and what admissions counselors are looking for in it
  • Common Application Essay Topics and Supplemental Essays: Including often written topics and recent topics
  • General Rules for Writing and Grammar

The second class will include:

  • Sample College Essays will be read and analyzed.
  • Writing technique revisions
  • Personal Writing Style and Voice
  • Personal Assessment Prompts to help with ideas for topics

That friday students will schedule time to meet with the instructor in person or via Google Hangout to go over topic ideas. The following Monday by 5pm the rough draft is due. That Tuesday or Wednesday students will communicate with the instructor via Google Hangout (in person if requested). Thursday the final draft is due. Instructors can be flexible with meeting times and deadlines if communicated up front. The instructor will provide advice and support in the choice of topics and the entire process of writing, but students are responsible for drafting on their own and completing the final essay.

SESSION I:  CLOSED
DATE: July 22nd & 24th
TIME: 6pm-8pm
LOCATION: Pennfield School  110 Sandy Point, Portsmouth, RI
COST: $325 (Check payable to HL Sports, LLC.)
INSTRUCTOR: Julianne Frega- English Instructor at La Salle Academy. Experience with AP, Honors, and Preparatory levels 2011-present. B.A. College of the Holy Cross & M.Ed Providence College
SESSION II:  CLASS IS FULL
DATE: July 29th & 31st
TIME: 6pm-8pm
LOCATION: St. Andrews School 63 Federal Street, Barrington, RI 02806
COST: $325 (Check payable to HL Sports, LLC.)
INSTRUCTOR: David Tanski – Instructor of American and British Literature at La Salle Academy, 2005 – Present. B.A. & M.Ed. from Providence College
SESSION III:
DATE: August 12th & 14th
TIME: 6pm-8pm
LOCATION: St. Andrews School 63 Federal Street, Barrington, RI 02806
COST: $325 (Check payable to HL Sports, LLC.)
INSTRUCTOR: Julianne Frega- English Instructor at La Salle Academy. Experience with AP, Honors, and Preparatory levels 2011-present. B.A. College of the Holy Cross & M.Ed Providence College


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