Writing a college essay can be the most stressful part of the application process, especially for students who don't consider themselves "good writers." While a little stress can motivate and energize, too much can turn this necessary task into paralyzing agony. Each half-day workshop will guide students toward a draft of their college essays while introducing them to stress reduction techniques that will ease them through the college application process. Students will brainstorm for an engaging topic that fulfills one of the most recent essay prompts, then develop a working draft that fits the Common App requirements. Writing is rewriting, and there will still be work to do, but students will be way ahead of the game with their draft underway and with a few stress-relieving strategies.
Sarah Lyman Kravits brings over 20 years of experience writing about and coaching high school and college students on their careers. She is the co-author of The Career Tool Kit and the Keys to Success series which is published by Pearson Education and used at colleges around the nation. As an expert in student success, critical thinking, and study skills, Sarah works as an academic coach at Rutgers University, has taught the New Student Seminar at Montclair State University, and gives workshops on student success topics to both students and faculty at a variety of schools and conferences. For over 20 years, Sarah has also read applications and interviewed candidates as a member of the advisory committee for the Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia.
THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD IN-PERSON
unless the COVID-19 situation requires us to change our plans.
Limited to 10 participants.
Advance registration is strongly recommended.
Participants must currently be in grades 9 to 12.
Registration starts on 03/15/2021 and ends on 07/10/2021.
Please contact The Writers Circle if you have any questions.