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College Essay Writing Workshop Series


October 3, 2017

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For ages 13 to 18 years
Major support for children's and young adult programming is provided by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences. Additional major support is provided by the Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Barakett Endowment for Children's and Young Adult Programs and Services. Additional support is provided by Beth and Christopher Kojima; The Jason and Susanna Berger Fund; the Estate of Charles J. Mauro; the Estate of William C. Morris; The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund; Solon E. Summerfield Foundation, Inc.; Epstein Teicher Philanthropies; Mr. and Mrs. John Klingenstein; Mrs. Frederick P. Rose; and The Edith Glick Shoolman Children's Foundation.

In this 3-session series, Caroline & Carla will introduce the application. Work on choosing the best essay topic for each student, overcoming writer’s block and making a strategic plan for completing the first draft. Broad discussion of grades/GPA, SAT/ACT tests, AP classes, financial aid, extracurricular activities and recommendations. It is important at this session to make students comfortable about privacy issues allowing them to share their feelings, concerns and family issues. Teens should make plans to bring ideas and drafts to the next session. Concentrate on the essay. There is a wide range in student preparation for this meeting. One leader works on helping students catch up while the other does one on one essay review. Work on opening and closing sentences, and common do and don’ts. Discuss what makes this essay different from an essay for English or History class. Answer questions on all areas of the application. Continue one on one in-depth review and edit of essay drafts with all returning students. Discuss remaining concerns and new questions. This session ends with encouraging students to do the hard work necessary for success in all area. We give our email address for students to send us future/final drafts. For ages 15 - 18 years old.

Presented by Caroline Moore and Carly Sinz

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  • Audience: Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)