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The College Essay Lady – presents the Personal Statement Tuesday, September 10

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The College Essay Lady – presents the Personal Statement

  • Date: September 10, 2019
  • Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Price: $350
  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

THIS CLASS IS A 2- PART SERIES.  IT WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10 AND TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, FROM 6:30pm – 8:30pm

This process could change your life.  

That’s right.  The personal statement writing process can be empowering, therapeutic, and even life-altering. Why?  Writing your personal statement is a hero’s journey. There are dangers, and there is the possibility that you may have hardships. But there’s also the possibility that, if you stick with it, something amazing may happen.

DO YOU DARE?   If so, let’s work together 

The first session schedule is set with strategies and exercises that will help you choose your best topic and learn the techniques to showcase your talents and challenges in a way that admission counselors are eager to hear.  We will also analyze essays from previous students, and share our ideas with a partner or small group.

You will leave with a solid idea or two for your personal statement and be ready to write a draft for the second session.

In the second session we will review and edit your essay using some proven editing and revision techniques that will grab the admissions counselor’s attention and hold it through all 650 words.

 

What to Bring?

A laptop or iPad for writing and editing will make your life easier.  If you do not have one, that’s okay – a journal and something to write with will work. Some healthy snacks and your own water bottle will keep you going through the class.

 

What you’ll Learn…and why you can’t miss it:

 How to Make My Common Application – Uncommon.

 How Do I Choose Topics for My Essays?

 How Should I Structure My Main Statement?

 How Can I Make My Essay Stand Out?

 

Nancy Morehouse MA – Secondary Education and independent educational consultant working with North Shore and students nationally for over 15 years bringing ease, joy , and purpose to the college application process for families  Nancy is a graduate of LFHS and a lifelong resident of Lake Forest

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If this class does not meet the minimum participation requirement, you will be notified of the cancellation within one week of the start date.

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