Complete Your College Essay

Complete Your College Essay Workshop

Conquer the Common Application Essay with confidence! Learn from Ivy-League educated and trained instructors on how to go from college essay ideas to execution.

Now more than ever, the college essay is what will make students stand out, allowing aspiring college applicants to showcase their individuality and depict their personal story through their writing.

“Carbon copies [of students] are not needed. What will work best for admissions officers – particularly at this time – is for students to be able to hold a mirror to themselves and truly be authentic.”

Director of College Counseling at Northfield Mount Hermon

In just one week, Junior and Senior attendees will virtually join a dozen of their peers to participate in our essay writing process developed at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative and walk away with a polished, authentic Personal Statement. With the guidance of our expert Advisors, students will brainstorm thoughtful topics, focus on a unique narrative, apply it to their college essay, and gain life-long writing skills to portray their ideas to admissions officers and beyond. After multiple rounds of editing and refining, students will complete the college essay that they can be proud to submit to the colleges of their dreams. 

Whether students are already drafting or haven’t yet put pen to paper, we’re here to help get their essay college ready.  See more about our supportive community of educators here.

Complete Your College Essay Workshop Highlights:

  • Three live and two independent sessions that will comprehensively guide students through the college essay process
  • Full insight into what college admissions officers are looking for
  • Helpful tips on common pitfalls and cliches to avoid in college essays
  • Tools and prompts to discover an essay topic that is perfectly you
  • Deep self-reflection exercises to unearth a strong essay with a clear story sequence

Schedule & Registration

For just $349, students gain the guidance needed to work through the Common Application College Essay strategically and efficiently.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will be live sessions from 1-3pm ET/10am-12pm PT.

On Tuesday and Thursday, self-driven readings and resources will be provided.

Complete Your College Essay
Session #1

7/12/2021 - 7/16/2021

$349

Complete Your College Essay
Session #2

7/26/2021 - 7/30/2021

$349

Complete Your College Essay
Session #3

8/2/2021 - 8/6/2021

$349

Complete Your College Essay
Session #4

8/9/2021 - 8/13/2021

$349

Monday
DAY 1
Live, virtual 2-Hour Session:
(1-3pm ET/10am-12pm PT)
  • Intro to the College Essay
  • Hone in on Your “Key Ingredient”
  • What Common App Essay Question is Right For You
  • Storytelling Exercise
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Start Your 1st Essay Draft
Monday
Tuesday
DAY 2
Readings & Resources:
  • Ten Tips to a Top-Notch Essay
  • Review College Essay Samples - The Good and The Great
  • Making Meaning Writing Activity
  • Advisor Feedback Provided on 1st Draft within 24 hours
Tuesday
Wednesday
DAY 3
Live, virtual 2-Hour Session:
(1-3pm ET/10am-12pm PT)
  • Identifying Central Themes
  • Exploration of Setting: Backstory and Backdrop
  • Sculpt a Successful Essay Exercise
  • Breakout Sessions (includes 1-1 support)
  • Review and receive additional Advisor feedback within 24 hours
Wednesday
Thursday
DAY 4
Readings & Resources:
  • Remedies for Writer’s Block
  • Integrating Reflection into Your Essay
  • Submit a 2nd Draft
  • Expert Advisor Edits Provided within 24 hours
Thursday
Friday
DAY 5
Live, virtual 2-Hour Session:
(1-3pm ET/10am-12pm PT)
  • Final review of Advisor feedback
  • Writing and Refining Exercise
  • Advanced Writing and Editing Tips
  • Breakout Sessions (includes 1-1 support)
  • Completed College Essay
Friday

Questions?

Our team of trained Advisors has a deep professional knowledge of college essay writing and college admissions standards, as well as a passion for mentoring. During this workshop, students will receive 6+ hours of live guidance during their sessions, as well as 3 rounds of comprehensive feedback notes within 24 hours from our Advisors. Our team will use admissions-focused rubrics and our in-text commenting tool to provide feedback on bigger-picture components of writing – such as style, tone, structure, and theme – as well as detailed line edits addressing mechanics, spelling, and grammar.

This week-long, virtual workshop will be held entirely on Zoom. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Advisors will host 2-hour sessions. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students will be given self-guided resources and activities to complete. See our day-to-day schedule here

In order to ensure that each student receives the attention and support they need to find their key ingredient, this program is capped at 12 spots.

We’re here to help! Please reach out to College Essay Program Director Gabi Lieberman-Miller at gabrielle@writetheworld.com.

Since its founding at Harvard University in 2013, Write the World—the online platform for writing instruction—has engaged 30,000 teens (ages 13-19), and 3,000 educators in over 100 countries. We have years of experience guiding students to write and write well, and our college essay curriculums are no exception. Our students write great application essays and become stronger writers, better prepared for college and beyond. See more about us, here.

Complete Your College Essay

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