A good college essay communicates who you are and what you believe. It is one of the most important pieces of writing a high school student will ever produce. Join the Hudson Valley Writing Project this summer for a special workshop that guides teens in writing about their lives, experiences, and hopes for the future. At the end of five morning sessions, each writer will have completed a solid draft of the Common App essay.
How do we accomplish this? Our experienced teacher-writers introduce writing prompts and creative exercises that inspire students to write authentic personal narratives, inviting laughter and meaningful feedback. Working together, writers study model essays, brainstorm topics, and draft and share their writing in a relaxed setting. This dynamic approach to teaching writing helps students move beyond the language of the five-paragraph essay to discover their unique voices as writers.
What parents say about Writing the College Essay:
"Loved, loved, LOVED the program! My son thoroughly enjoyed the teachers, the class, and was so proud of her completed essay."
"My daughter really loved being on the campus and enjoyed the creative activities. Having time to write was key. She was nervous about sharing at first but seemed to grow more comfortable as the week went on."
July 10-14 / 9am-1pm / SUNY New Paltz
July 17-21 / 9am-1pm / Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster
Tuition is $275. Scholarships are available.