Write Your College Essays with Less Stress & More Success! – September


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Feeling the crunch regarding your college application essays? Want to get them done and put aside some of that stress? Whether you have begun writing but are now stuck or you’ve yet to begin, we can help you create winning college essays!

We 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 yields outstanding essays. Short bursts of brainstorming, freewriting and individual feedback will immediately get you started. With a routine of in-class writing sessions and a bit of writing homework, coupled with timely feedback as students make revisions, we offer individualized guidance and support in crafting an essay that memorably introduces you. Depending on need, we can focus on the personal essay or supplemental essays. Admissions officers read hundreds of essays and we want to be sure that yours will stand out. Work with us and in a short time you will have (almost) painlessly produced essays that present both your authentic personality and solid writing skills. 

Join us for 2-hour late afternoon sessions (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM), following a THUR-FRI-MON-MON schedule. Spreading the group sessions over two weeks works well for students, giving you more time to write independently between sessions and lessening the stress for all involved. Following the four  group sessions, each student is entitled to two more rounds of written feedback on drafts and two private online coaching sessions (20 minutes per session).

This class will meet on 9/14, 9/15, 9/18, and 9/25. Individual sessions to be scheduled with instructors.

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.

Start Date: 9/14/2023, 6 meetings
Class Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Day of Week: Thursday
Location: Zoom
Instructor: BKJ College Application Consulting
Status: Running/Openings