For College-bound Teens:
Less Stress College Essays
with author and educator Sarah Lyman Kravits
Writing a college essay can be a highly stressful part of the application process, especially for students who don’t consider themselves “good writers.” While a little stress can motivate and energize, too much can turn this necessary task into paralyzing agony.
This workshop, consisting of two sessions held one day apart, will guide students toward a draft of their college essays while introducing stress reduction techniques that will ease them through the college application process. During the Saturday afternoon session, students will brainstorm for an engaging topic that fits one of the 2017 prompts, then begin to develop an essay that fulfills Common App requirements. Writing is rewriting, so students will be asked to use the time between the two sessions to develop their essays and arrive at a full working draft. During the Sunday afternoon session, students will receive feedback from Ms. Kravits as well as from peer review, and will further refine their drafts.
Parents, please join us for the first 10 minutes of Part One of this workshop. A brief introduction to the workshop philosophy and strategies will give you tools to effectively guide your student in the process of finalizing the essay as the deadline nears.
Sarah Lyman Kravits brings more than two decades of experience writing about and coaching high school and college students on success strategies. She is a co-author of the Keys to Success series of textbooks published by Pearson Education and used at colleges around the nation. As an expert in student success, critical thinking, and study skills, Sarah teaches the New Student Seminar at Montclair State University, and has given workshops on student success topics to both students and faculty at a variety of schools and conferences. For over 20 years, Sarah has read applications and interviewed candidates as a member of the Northern New Jersey regional selection committee for the Jefferson Scholarship Foundation at the University of Virginia.
On her website www.lifewithoutjudgment.com, she blogs regularly about coping with loss, cancer, and crisis. Her essays have been published on the Huffington Post and at ModernLoss.com and OpentoHope.com.
Fee: $160 ($180 at the door)
Workshop limited to 10 participants
September 29-30 Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ – REGISTER
2-4 PM each day
(Ask about our Teen Writers Circle student discount.)
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