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Oregon Writing Project

Writing the College and Scholarship Essay

Welcome, Incoming Juniors and Seniors! 
Applying for college or a scholarship? Interested in developing the skills you need to write a college essay that stands out from the crowd?

Get a head start and sign up for Writing the College and Scholarship Essay, a week-long summer workshop. At the end of the week, you will have revised drafts of two college/scholarship essays. These sections will be kept smaller (5-10) in order to provide more individual guidance. 

• Read and analyze successful college and scholarship essays
• Perfect your personal style
• Write sentences that stick out
• Draft, revise, edit, and share a college essay that will get you noticed by schools

Utilizing Zoom, students will receive live daily instruction in a group setting as well as one-on-one time with instructors for layered writing support each day.

Past Participants have said…
“I was extremely thankful to have a solid start to my essay going into the college application season. I applied to ten schools and was accepted into seven.” - Participant
“Thanks so much for teaching my son! I loved the essays he wrote and would absolutely recommend the program.” - Parent

Session Dates & Details

Monday-Friday, June 15-19, 9 a.m.-noon   - or -   Monday-Friday, June 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon  

Please note: Participation will require access to a computer, internet, and the Zoom application (free)

$175, $100 for free or reduced lunch students (verified by school)

Scholarship funding is available for students of color. Please contact Linda Christensen at lmc@lclark.edu if your student qualifies for this scholarship.

This workshop is now full

 

About the Instructors

All Oregon Writing Project college workshop instructors are full-time high school educators. They have completed an intensive four-week summer institute on the teaching of writing, plus three follow-up college classes that lead to the Certificate in the Teaching of Writing. These courses focus on learning effective teaching strategies, prompts, and pacing.

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.

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