How to Write an Outstanding Personal Statement — Saturday July 10th, 9am - 10:30am PT
How to Write the College Application & Supplementals — Saturday July 17th, 9am - 10:30am PT
How to Write The UC's — Saturday July 31st, 9am - 10:30am PT
Zoom — You'll get your link in a downloadable file upon purchase
Write an Outstanding College Essay!
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.
Each year I lead students through the process of brainstorming, revising, and crafting outstanding college essays and applications. I offer 4 different workshop topics and students can join just one or all four.
Why? Because after spending the last 10+ years helping students through the college application process, I’ve found these are the most essential topics to prepare for the admissions process. By the end of each workshop, students will be ready to tackle their applications with confidence!
What Students Learn in These 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?
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?
How do I make my story come alive?
Workshops Included in Bundle:
How to Write an Outstanding Personal Statement!
How to Write the College Application & Supplementals
Narrative vs. Montage Structure: How to Structure Your Personal Statement
Breakdown Analysis of "The Best College Essays I Could Find"
Two Easy Techniques for Outlining Your Essays!
Q & A
Length: 90 minutes
‘How to Write the College Application & Supplementals’ Workshop:
How to Outline & Write Your Supplemental Essays
Common vs. Uncommon Topics
Tips for the ‘Why Us’ essay + Essay Examples
What to Write in Your ‘Additional Info’ Section
How to Write the Activities List
How to Answer the COVID-19 Question
Q & A
Length: 90 minutes
‘How to Write The UC Essays’ 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."