Write Your College Essay This Summer – In One Week (July)


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Course Code: PCOL Category: Tag:
Start Date: 07/13/2020, 5 meetings
Class Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Instructor: Catherine Johnson
Status: Closed


There’s no need to worry about how to create a winning college application essay! Do you want to sail into your senior year with that critical part of your application done and ready to go? Wouldn’t it be great to avoid arguments with your parents and all the stress? You can! Join a small group of students for five half-days. Follow a light-hearted and sometimes even fun, step-by-step process. Based on years of experience working successfully with college applicants, we’ve developed a method that easily yields winning essays. Short bursts of brainstorming, freewriting and individual feedback will get you started on drafting an essay. With daily sessions of writing followed by feedback and revision, we offer guidance and support in crafting an essay that memorably introduces you. Admissions officers read hundreds of essays and we want to be sure that yours will stand out. Work with us and by the end of one week, you will have (almost) painlessly produced an essay that presents both your authentic personality and solid writing skills. Class meets July 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. Class size limited to 8 students.

* Students must have Google Docs on their home computers for this class.

Catherine Johnson has a master’s degree in education and 44-years of experience as a writing teacher, professional editor and writing coach. As part of BKJohnson College Application Consulting, she has successfully helped students gain admission to Cornell, Mount Holyoke, Harvard, University of California-Santa Cruz, Smith, Duke, Haverford, Bryn Mawr and many other American universities. She works in collaboration with her associate Bruce, a college professor with many years of firsthand undergraduate and graduate admissions committee experience.