COLLEGE ESSAYS AND SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP
THE ESSAY IS A VERY IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF COLLEGE APPLICATION
In this workshop, students will learn how to write a vibrant, standout college application essay that shows off their unique voice and accomplishments and will impress colleges.
BRAINSTORM IDEAS IN RESPONSE TO COMMON APP PROMPT
WRITING HOOK, SCENES, DIALOGUE, SENSORY DETAILS
DETAILED FEEDBACK, SCHOLARSHIP, SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAYS
WHAT WILL STUDENTS LEARN?
Brooke Shaffner received her MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Columbia University, where she was a Dean’s Fellow. She is a published, award-winning writer who has taught writing at the college, high school, and middle school levels. She’s worked with students on their college essays for 12 years, helping them gain admission to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Brown, Stanford, Rice, Notre Dame, Oberlin, Trinity, and the University of Texas, among other schools. Admissions officers have commented on the strength of her students’ essays.
Jothsna Kethar is CEO of Gifted Gabber, College Counselor, and Academic coach. Her unique and effective coaching techniques have helped many teens with study skills, time management, organization, effective communication, and academics. She specializes in coaching teens for High School/College success. Her students have landed in top colleges.
This workshop was very intensive and actually offered the help that was advertised. In other camps, they usually over advertise the camp and make it out something it is not. This one was both truthful and helpful.
- Shraddha M
This boot camp and Brooke’s guidance were really helpful in guiding my thought process when creating my essay. It also helped me improve whatever I already learned in the past.
Learning how the write the college essay and being able to come up with an essay draft in less than 2 days was a big win for me. Brooke and Jo were guiding factors for me in writing my college essay. - Kushal
I liked how the tutors gave us the opportunity to write out parts of it and review to improve on it. I think that the teaching was very good and I'd like to thank both instructors for taking the time to teach me. - Amit
The firsthand examples and explanations/feedback for what worked and what wasn't. And 1-1 feedback was very helpful.