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Writing the College Admissions Essay: A Workshop for 10th-12th graders

October 3, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Write an admissions essay that’s better than good.

This workshop is for 10th – 12th graders. Workshop meets 6:30-8:30pm, Monday, October 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th 

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Our experienced college writing instructor Ruth Salter will guide you in exploring the collegiate writing process while tackling the big project all university-bound students must face: the admissions essay. Together with your instructor and peers in this workshop community, you’ll work through invention, drafting, and revision to craft an essay that shows admissions readers who you are and why you are a good fit for their university, and you’ll also get a chance to talk with real college reps in town for the NACAC College Fair the week of October 17th.

As a part of this workshop, you can expect to:

  • Collaborate with your peers and instructor to reach your application essay goals
  • Experiment with invention strategies that help you find an original, engaging, and authentic topic
  • Write write write—a lot!—of rough-draft material to discover what it is you really want to say
  • Learn what admissions experts from actual colleges have to say about the application process for their universities during our admissions Q&A panel from 6:30-7:30 on October 17th.  (Your family is invited to join us for this admissions Q&A panel, too!)
  • Revise your drafts with supportive feedback from your peers and instructor
  • Polish your essay with activities that promote great editing
  • Leave with an application essay you’re proud to have written

Our ticketing system charges a $4.50 convenience fee for each camp purchased online. To avoid this fee, register by phone: 208-331-8000.

For information on financial assistance please email katie@thecabinidaho.org

About Teaching-Writer Ruth Salter:

Ruth Salter grew up in Claremont, California and earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of California, Irvine. She has enjoyed guiding the enthusiasm and talent of summer workshop writers at The Cabin since 2010, and also teaches courses in poetry writing and literature at Boise State.  Her poems and essays have appeared in several periodicals, including Boise Weekly, Chiron Review, Calyx, Nerve Cowboy, Hawaii Pacific Review, and America Magazine, as well as the anthologies The Healing Art of Writing, Volumes I and II. Her latest projects are facilitating a writing workshop for local veterans and experimenting with travel writing.


October 3, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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