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The COLLEGE ESSAY for the 12th grader is designed to achieve three goals for the aspiring college application:
1) Become a better writer in general.
2) Best express the student's individual talents and record of achievement with compelling, concise writing and
3) Assist the student in making him/her appear as attractive as possible to the student's top choice schools.
This workshop-style course is designed to help young people write about themselves and their experiences. Below are the primary course objectives. Students will:
Understand the unique nature of the personal essay genre.
Demonstrate appropriate tone, organization, and style.
Recognize what readers in general and admissions officers, in particular, are looking for in personal essays.
Increase sentence-level accuracy, consistency, precision, and balance.
Enjoy improved confidence in personal writing skills.
Over the course of this session, students will produce a portfolio of personal essays written in response to a range of prompts published by public and private university admissions programs. Each meeting will offer writer's workshops and one-to-one individualized attention specifically tailored to enhance the student's portfolio. Instructor has proven experience in helping diligent students gain admission to each Ivy League university (Harvard, Yale, Cornell, etc.), other top private universities (e.g. Stanford, Amherst, etc.), and UC schools.
The schedule for COLLEGE ESSAY will be released July 10, 2024.
This 10 week course will begin the week of August 19.