The admissions essay is the most personal part of the college application process and crafting it can be grueling. It allows you to highlight an individuality that goes beyond test scores and GPA, to reveal what makes you exceptional and unique. Knowing how to capture this spirit on paper can be a challenge.
The Ivy Bookshop's 4-part workshop series was created to lead you through the process of creating a compelling admissions essay. Our final workshop is called Polishing the Essay: Are you ready to submit? In this workshop, you will revise your essay, trying to look at your work with fresh eyes. You will practice revision techniques and edit for grammatical conventions, discovering how grammar contributes to the clarity of ideas and expression. You will have the option of emailing your essays to Sarah for final editing suggestions. If there is enough demand, this workshop will be offered again in December.
The Ivy will offer a 10% discount off:
College Essay Essentials: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Successful College Admissions Essay by Ethan Sawyer ($14.99 retail; $13.50 after discount)
101 College Admissions Essays that Made a Difference by Dr. Nancy L. Nolan ($19.99 retail; $18 after discount)
On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King ($17 retail; $15.30 after discount)
The Writing Life by Annie Dillard ($14.99 retail; $13.49 after discount)
For instructor Sarah Shellow, writing is a conversation with the world. She has 20 years of experience teaching writing to elementary, middle, high school and college students, as well as to teaching fellows. She teaches new public school teachers about the art and science of teaching writing, and trains staff at the Baltimore-based Holistic Life Foundation--a nonprofit organization committed to nurturing mindfulness and literacy. Sarah has a master's degree in education from Bank Street College in New York City and a master of fine arts degree in Creative Writing from Goddard College in Plainfield, VT.
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