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(OWP) Writing the College Essay–for Incoming High School Seniors

Date: 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT June 24, 2013 Location: Benson High School, 546 NE 12th Avenue, Portland

Benson High School, 546 NE 12th Avenue, Portland

Welcome, incoming seniors! 

Applying for college or a scholarship in the fall? Interested in developing the skills you need to write a college essay that stands out from the crowd? Why not get a head start and sign up for Writing the College Essay, a week-long summer workshop, where you will: 

• Read and analyze college and scholarship essays that rock

• Perfect your personal style

• Write sentences that sizzle

• Draft, revise, edit, and share a college essay that will get you noticed

Workshop Details & Registration

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 2013

Time: 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Michelle Kenney

Fee: $150

Registration form (PDF)

Questions? Please contact Pam Hooten with the Oregon Writing Project at 503-768-6132 or email

About the Instructor

Michelle Kenney has taught high school writing for 11 years at Madison and Marshall High Schools. She is an essayist and Oregon Writing Project coach, as well as an experienced language arts teacher.

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