September 21st October 5th
College Admission Essay Workshop
The dreaded Personal Statement! Your life in a few hundred words. A challenge you faced, an obstacle you overcame, an accomplishment you’re proud of, an original idea you once had. At their essence, all essay questions are asking for the same thing: tell us a story about you, and why this story defines you.
This personalized two-week workshop will help you unearth the perfect story that represents your life and your values, and teach you how to write it dynamically, with colorful details. Then you will learn to analyze your story and expand its meaning into a broader statement about your view of life: where have you been, and where do you want to go?
Participants should come to the first workshop with at least one essay question they intend to answer, and a rough draft (500 words) in progress. Students can expect to finish the workshop with a powerful final draft that will distinguish them from other candidates and catch the attention of Admissions readers.
Note: To ensure individual attention and time for revision, this class is limited to 6 participants. Register soon!
Daniel Levine is the author of the novel Hyde, a New York Times Editor's Choice and one of Washington Post's 5 Best Thrillers of 2014. He studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Brown University and received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Florida. He has taught composition and creative writing at high schools and universities, including the University of Florida, Montclair State University, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the University of Colorado. Originally from New Jersey, he now lives in Boulder, Colorado.