Thursday, August 09, 2012

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About College Application Writing

Introductory workshop: Sept 19th at 7pm (open to the public)
Editing workshop: Oct 10th at 7pm **Registration required**

College essays have never been more important. Twenty-six percent of colleges say that essays are of “considerable importance” in the admission decision, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling. For private schools, the number increases to 33 percent. The essay ranks above a student’s class rank, recommendations, and extracurricular activities.

ALISON BELL is a writer with over 20 years of experience as a professional journalist and author of 15 books for teens and children. She also teaches creative writing to children and tutors students in both school essays and private school entrance exam essays. She runs “College Essay Support,” which helps students write attention-grabbing college admission essays. On September 19th at 7:00pm, Alison will hold a free workshop for high school students at the Crowell Public Library. She will show students how to brainstorm ideas, write outlines, choose topics, open essays, and more. Registration is not required for this workshop, but space is limited. The introductory workshop will be followed by an editing session on Oct 10th at 7:00pm where students will refine their essays using the tips and skills learned in the first session. Register early for this free one-on-one editing instruction with Alison—space is also limited. Visit the reference desk or call 626-300-0777 to register. Both workshops will be held in the Barth Community Room at the Library.

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This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Crowell Public Library.