College Application Essay Workshop Offered to Rising Seniors this Summer

Posted March 28, 2017 / Last updated April 10, 2017

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Wild-Photo_20161107_WyssA new summer workshop at Jesuit will help rising seniors complete their college application essays.  The four-day workshop — held July 31, Aug. 1, Aug. 3, and Aug. 4  from 9 to 11 a.m. — is open to the Class of 2018 and will focus on writing the Common App Essay (though participants may also use the workshop to write other college application essays).

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Workshop sessions will be co-taught by Mr. Gary Wyss and Ms. Allie Timberlake and will guide students through the writing process, from brainstorming ideas to polishing the final product. Topics and activities will include:

  • the dos and don’ts of writing college application essays
  • consideration of sample student essays
  • analysis of Common App essay prompts
  • brainstorming and generation of topics
  • drafting of essays
  • individual feedback from instructors and peers

Students who complete this workshop will have extra time in the fall to complete their college applications.

This workshop is limited to 30 students and needs a minimum of 12 students to be offered. The cost is $200.



Register by Tuesday, April 11.

Online registration is closed.

To register for the fall offering, click here.