The College Application Essay

The College Application Essay


This purpose-built, intensive writing seminar will enable rising seniors to brainstorm, draft, and revise the majority of their college application personal statements and supplemental essays into polished work ready for submission. In each of the five meetings, students will read and discuss mentor texts, implement personal narrative writing strategies, and complete individualized work plans based on actual application prompts. Receiving professional editing in the form of one-on-one conferencing and written feedback, students will emerge from the seminar proud of writing stories only they can tell.

Eligibility: Rising 12th graders (high school class of 2020)

Scheduling: Weekdays in summer 2019

Location: All sessions will be held at Cathedral School for Boys, located at 1275 Sacramento Street in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood.

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