Edlavitch DCJCC

CANCELED: Conquer the College Essay

Sunday, September 18, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Edlavitch DCJCC

About the workshop College Essay Workshop

The college application process is competitive, stressful, and time-consuming. One of the crucial pieces of a strong college application is the essay. Know what admissions offices are looking for and present the best version of yourself in your essay and it can mean the difference between getting into your top choice university or not. 

In this two-part workshop, students will learn writing strategies and techniques that are specific to the college admissions essay, as well as general information about the college search, scholarships, and the importance of the essay during the review process.

Workshop participants will receive one-on-one attention as well as a booklet of the course material, handouts, and resources. 

*This workshop is open to teens in grades 9-12.

*To ensure individual attention for each participant, this workshop has a limited number of spots.

*Limited scholarships are available. Please contact Sonya Weisburd at sonyaw@washingtondcjcc.org


Workshop dates and times

Part 1: Sunday, September 18, 1:00-2:30 pm

Part 2: Sunday, September 25, 1:00-2:30 pm

About the instructor 

Julie Walthers HeadshotJulie Walthers is the founder and CEO of Ghost Editorial, a copyediting and copywriting business that specializes in academic and small business writing. Through a combination of personal reflection exercises, purposeful brainstorming, and a touch of educational reconnaissance, she has helped hundreds of students compose college admissions essays that are authentic and demonstrative of what an asset they'll be to their desired schools.

In addition to several years of experience advising high school seniors on their college admissions essays, Julie has worked closely with accomplished academics around the world in publishing their research in prestigious journals and mass publications like The New York Times.

Julie graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Telecommunications and English, and received her MA in Sociology with a research focus on the college-going process. She is also a proud  graduate of MSU's #1 ranked teacher education program. Julie is excited to be starting her 5th year as an educator this fall, teaching 12th Grade English and AP Literature and Composition.

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