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'How to Write The UC's' Workshop: Saturday, October 16th

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How To Write The UC's

When? 9am - 10:30am PT

Where? Zoom

Write A College Essay That Stands Out!

Kate, an expert essay coach, leads college essay workshops at schools and organizations all over the world. Kate has worked with hundreds of students who have gone on to be accepted to dozens of the world’s top colleges, including Yale University, Columbia University, Stanford, NYU, Brown, Berkeley, UPenn, USC, Oberlin, Barnard, Rice, and many more.


What Students Learn in This Workshop:

  • How to start writing your essay today!
  • How to brainstorm content, ideas, and examples.
  • Identify their strongest stories.
  • Students will receive coaching on how to structure, format, and write their college essays
  • Students will leave motivated, inspired, and ready to write a great college essay!
  • What is my most powerful story? And how do I make my story come alive?
  • How do I format my essay?
  • What do I value?
  • What qualities am I bringing to my future college campus?
  • How do I "show" my story vs. "tell" my story?


Workshop Breakdowns

'How to Write the UC's' Workshop:

  • How to Choose UC PIQ Topics?
  • Mining Your Activities List for Gold!
  • What are the 14 Elements of Comprehensive Review?
  • The “How Do I Lead?” exercise
  • The “Four Ways I’ve Been Challenged in My Life” Exercise
  • The “Four Ways I’m a Genius” Exercise
  • An Awesome Extracurricular Activity Brainstorming Tool for Outlining!
  • Why is asking, “So what?”, essential to a great college essay?
  • Breakdown Analysis of Example Essays
  • How to Adapt/Double Your Essay
  • Adapting an essay into bullet points (for additional info section)
  • The UC Game - Uncommon Connections Game
  • The Elon Musk Exercise
  • Length: 90-minute version


Here’s what students and parents shared from previous years:

"The whole essay writing process became less stressful and more of a journey...like a panic attack being redirected into a guided brainstorm meditation. Under Kate's tutelage, she became more focused, confident and creative in her writing ability."
— Lisa, Parent
"At first my son was reluctant to try a coach. I think he just didn't think it would help him. But, after their first meeting he said: “Oh my god, she just made everything clearer". Do yourself a favor and hire Kate."
— Sharde, Parent
"Kate took my essays to the next level and coached me into writing creatively. Kate also helped me voice my own opinions. In the end, her guidance led to intriguing essays that were entirely and honestly me. The essays I wrote with Kate helped me get into my dream school: Duke University."
— Harshita, Student
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