College Admissions Essay Workshops – Who Are YOU?

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Date(s) - 13/06/2019 - 31/08/2019
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Navigating College Admission Essays: Strategies and Support

Writing essays for college applications is a challenge.  I remember agonizing over my own many, many years ago, and have gone through the process with my own teens. While my kids don’t seem to want my advice ;), I would love to help you craft an essay that effectively communicates to colleges everywhere how lucky they would be to have YOU!

Strategies, encouragement, and sustained support are key to any successful writing project.  With a Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric and Composition, I have been teaching college level writing for 20+ years.  I have developed and participated in sessions to calibrate evaluation of student writing, and, maybe most importantly, I have read and given feedback on 100’s of essays. I would be happy to share my experience and facilitate a supportive climate for additional advice to take YOU to the next chapter of YOUR education.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Dr. Shannon L. Wilson

June 13 6-9p: College Admissions Essay Strategies Workshop

  • Interactive session –  will receive a packet of materials one week prior.
  • look at and discuss strategies for several essay prompts
  • discuss audience
  • evaluate a range of sample essays
  • discuss topic selection, tone, the use of quotes, and more
  • highlight the “dos” and “don’ts” of essay writing
  • Brainstorm possible topics or existing drafts

June 19 2-4p  Drafting Open House (Snacks and beverages provided!)

Work independently (or with friends) at the bookstore.  

July 10 6:30-8:30p:  Draft Office Hours Workshop

Re-emphasizing the qualities of a strong essay, we will workshop drafts.  

July 11 – August TBD:  1:1 Editing

Private Consultations, by appointment.  Sessions include individual feedback and editing of the final version.

Registration Deadline June 7 – all sessions limited to 10 participants.

Cost = $60 Jun 13 + $140 for all other sessions – you may attend just Jun 13 or opt into all.


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