Write Your College Essay Workshop

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A workshop for rising seniors

August 5-8, 2024
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

Write Your College Essay is a workshop for high school students applying to college in the fall. The workshop includes 12 hours of group and individualized instruction and feedback. Each student will finish the workshop with a completed Common App essay that will be ready to apply to colleges. The workshop will be facilitated in-person, but makes use of Google Docs and Google Classroom, so students will need internet connected laptops. Students will have to do work outside of designated class times to get the most from the sessions.

    Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

    Register now

    Cost and Information

    $200 per Student
    Designed for the Common App
    Small cohort of students

    To participate in this workshop, students are required to have the following:

    • Availability during the 4 in-person workshop sessions
    • Access to a reliable, internet-connected device 
    • A personal Gmail account to utilize Google Classroom

    The workshop is designed specifically for the Common App essay. If your student plans to apply to a college that does not accept the Common App, we'll do our best to accommodate their essay needs.

    Non-refundable payment required to register. A reduced tuition option is available on the registration form.

    Summer 2024 Schedule



    Monday, August 5

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

    Tuesday, August 6

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

    Wednesday, August 7

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

    Thursday, August 8

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

    A student smiles after receiving her college acceptance letter



    "If you're worried about your essay, just sign up for this."

    "The essay you produce is going to be good and it will be backed by multiple different people and their unique perspectives."

    "It's a great workshop that really calmed my nerves about the entire admissions process. Now, I feel like I have a steady footing when it comes to applying to colleges, and I understand the structure of a college essay better than before."

    Meet Our Teachers

    Our workshop leaders have 30 years of combined teaching experience and have helped hundreds of students successfully apply to such colleges as UofM, Michigan State, Harvard, Northwestern, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Yale. They are looking forward to helping students write their best college essay this summer.

    Laura Kozminski

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    Laura Kozminski teaches writing composition at Grand Rapids Community College, but previously taught high school English in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She earned her B.A. in English Literature from Northwestern University and her M.A. in Secondary Education from the University of Michigan. She is a proud alumni of the Lake Michigan Writer's Program, 2018. She loves teaching writing and enjoys writing her own poetry and short stories. 

    Eric Tower

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    Eric Tower is the English department chair at Grandville High School in Grandville, MI.  A 23-year teaching veteran, he has taught freshman composition and literature and several upper-level electives, including Mythology, Science Fiction and Fantasy Lit, Shakespeare, and a college essay writing class. He has also been a teacher consultant with the National Writing Project for 16 years.  His conference presenting credits include the Michigan Reading Association, the Kent ISD Literacy Coaches Network, the Michigan College Access Network, and the West Michigan National College Fair.  When not teaching and presenting, Mr. Tower can be found directing high school theatre, shopping  with his wife and calling it "date night", driving his three children to their school activities, walking his dog Scout, or falling asleep on the couch when he should be doing one of those other things.

    Ready to sign up?

    Submit your registration and payment information to reserve your spot. Space is limited for each camp!

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