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Writing the College Essay, For Incoming Seniors

Date: 9:00am PDT June 22, 2015 Location: NE Portland school, TBD

NE Portland school, TBD

Attention parents and educators: high school students are invited to join Oregon Writing Project Teacher Consultants for a weeklong writing workshop. 

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.

At the end of the week participants will have revised drafts of two college essays.

Thank you for your help on writing my essays for college. I used the background essay (I wrote in your class) for my common application essay. This, I believe, was a key part…of what helped me get accepted into Stanford! So thank you again. Your writing class was of huge benefit for me personally!

- Writing the College Essay participant note to instructor

The Oregon Writing Project (OWP), is a collaboration program between Lewis & Clark and metropolitan or rural area schools and districts, and offers programs designed to improve the writing of Oregon’s K-12 students and teachers.

Session 1

Dates: Monday–Friday, June 22–26, 2015

Time: 9 a.m.-noon

Location: NE Portland school, TBD

Session 2

Dates: Monday–Friday, June 22–26, 2015

Time: 9 a.m.-noon

Location: NE Portland school, TBD

An additional session is offered June 29-July 2.

The cost for participation is $175.

Registration form (PDF)

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