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Virtually Gorton: College Essay Workshop with Alice Moody via Zoom Saturday, August 15

Virtually Gorton: College Essay Workshop with Alice Moody via Zoom

NEW DATES!!  

GET A HEAD START ON YOUR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS!

WRITING YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT FOR THE COMMON APP

Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16 from 11-12PM
Cost: $100 for 2-day session

 A WORKSHOP FOR THE CLASS OF 2021

  1. Enjoy a fast-paced and fun, two-hour (spread over two days) virtual workshop
  2. Overcome the hardest part of the essay — getting started!
  3. Learn how to add dimension, character and personality to your writing
  4. Walk out the door confident, full of ideas and with the beginning of a rough draft

Topics covered, include:

  • What colleges want to know (and do not want to know)
  • Brainstorming with immediate feedback
  • A foolproof way to write your rough draft
  • What every narrative story must have
  • Finding your voice and making it memorable
  • Show vs. tell
  • 3-D writing and making your essay pop

About the instructor: Alice Moody, founder of Platinum Pen Consulting, is an experienced writer, editor, tutor, and workshop leader. As an essay writing coach, she has helped hundreds of students capture their authentic voice and write compelling essays.

How to INSTALL/DOWNLOAD Zoom:

Download the Zoom app https://zoom.us/download
– Open the Zoom app on your desktop 
– You will receive an email invitation from the meeting host which will have a link, and a meeting ID/password

– Click on the link in the email
– Join the meeting with video and audio enabled
** Remember to “Join the meeting with video and audio enabled!”

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