The college essay isn't just another academic essay and it doesn't have to be a painful process for you or your child / student. Join veteran teacher, college essay consultant, and Mystic resident Kristie Schmidt as she shares with participants her over 20 years of experience working with high school seniors on college essays from start to finish. Learn the dos and don'ts and break through the procrastination into productivity (weeks 1 and 2), experience the Common Application prompts deconstructed--find out what admissions officers look for, expect to read, and how to deliver, and walk away with a topic, started draft, and some feedback (weeks 3 and 4). Each session is one hour and includes time for Q&A.
Week 2: Getting Started For parents and students. Identifying values, traits, and compelling life stories. Experience the Gateless writing methodology to break through the hesitation, the inner critic, and the paralysis. No judgement. Plenty of positive feedback and ideas.
Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program.
Week 3: Deconstructing the Common App Prompts and Finding a Topic | Tuesday, October 5 at 7PM
Week 4: Drafting and Feedback | Tuesday, October 12 at 7PM