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ONLINE: Ace the Application Essay Workshop

  • August 08, 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Online

In this interactive and hands-on workshop, students will get started on their common application essay after getting all the information they need to feel confident and excited about diving in.

We'll talk about what admissions officers are looking for in the essay (and students will enjoy the always-popular exercise of reviewing essay topics as a team of admission officers!).

We'll have exercises to help each student brainstorm about the best topic for them to write about -- and we'll talk about topics students should never write about.

Students will learn about ways to grab the reader's attention at the beginning of the essay (so critical when admissions officers are reading thousands of applications) and how to create a compelling ending.  

We'll also look at examples of strong essays. . . and not so strong essays.

Of course, students will also spend time writing their essay-- and they'll leave with the momentum to continue working on all parts of the application.  (We'll even discuss tips to make sure they keep working over the rest of the summer!) 

Time after time students leave my application workshops telling me that they're excited to work on their applications!

I'm looking forward to working with your student to help them create a great comman application essay.

This workshop will be kept small to allow for a lot of interaction.  

Register now to receive the early registration discount, and to ensure that your student has a spot -- my application workshops frequently fill up before the early registration deadline!

When:  Saturday, August 8th, 12-1:45 pm PT, 1-2:45 pm MT, 2-3:45 pm CT, 3-4:45 pm PT

Register by Saturday, August 1, for the early registration discount

Early registration discount: $149 undefined

Regular registration (after August 1st): $199 undefined

Important note: If you'd like workshop information, including log-in information, to be sent to a different e-mail than your  paypal e-mail, please write me at 

Presenter: National college consultant Susan Goodkin has helped students around the world create applications that make them stand out in the college application process.  This year alone Susan had half of her personal clients accepted to the Ivies or Stanford, along with clients accepted to highly selective schools including U. Chicago, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Tufts, Berkeley, UCLA, Pomona, UVA, Georgetown, and more!  

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