COLLEGE ESSAY summer writing workshop
How important is the college essay?
Certainly, the most important criteria for college admissions is the student’s GPA, strength of curriculum, and test scores if required. However, when applying to colleges, especially selective schools, most applicants have similar academic profiles. So, what else do colleges look at to determine admittance? Extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, and the college essay/personal statement.
You have a unique background, interests and personality. The college essay is your chance to tell your story (or at least part of it). The best way to tell your story is to write a personal, thoughtful essay about something that has meaning for you. Be honest and genuine, and your unique qualities will shine through.
Admissions officers have to read an unbelievable number of college essays, most of which are forgettable. Many students try to sound smart rather than sounding like themselves. Others write about a subject that they don’t care about, but that they think will impress admissions officers.
The college essay can set you apart from others and allow college admissions to look at you beyond numbers. It can be the determining factor of why you get into the school of your choice.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What if I can’t attend the virtual class on Monday night?
No problem, the class will be recorded so you can watch at your convenience. However, we recommend you’re able to view it by Tuesday, so you don’t fall behind.
Does the instructor sign me up for my individual virtual meetings?
No, students are responsible to choose a time. We offer two days to choose from for each meeting time so students have flexibility to fit their needs.
What if I’m not comfortable with virtual learning?
No problem, we will have tutorials on our site so you can see how to use Zoom. If you still aren’t comfortable the instructor will walk you through it.
What if I register and pay for the class, then decide to cancel?
You can cancel with a full refund up to one week prior to the start of class. After that you may choose another class (if open), otherwise there are no refunds.
Is the instructor responsible for the final draft?
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.
How do I secure a spot in the class, since it was sold out last year?
You need to register and pay in full to secure your spot in class. Once 25 students register we will offer a wait list.