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IvyKids Writing Workshop: College Essay #3, Sarah Shellow

The Ivy Bookshop

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 workshop series will lead you through the process of creating a compelling admissions essay. Sign up for the whole series or any individual workshop. By mid-November, you will have a persuasive essay that reflects who you are and what you have to offer. And you will learn about yourself, hone your writing voice and have fun!

Workshop 3 of 4 (10/22) is called Working with Structure and Finding Meaning: What makes you both unique and of service to the greater community? What does your essay say about who you are? You will learn and test storytelling techniques to enhance the flow of the essay and evoke an emotional response in the reader, while continuing to explore your topic.

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.

$40 per workshop. Light dinner provided. RSVP by September 24th. For individual workshops, click here. You can also call 410-377-2966 or email MarthaAtTheIvy@gmail.com. Advance payment is required. Limited to 20 participants per workshop, so sign up today!






Event Details

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 7:00pm


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