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Writing College Application Essays

Writing College Application Essays

Develop strategies for writing essays that inform, persuade, and engage the reader.

This summer writing workshop embraces the "butt in chair" approach! Students spend the week working to complete a Common Application essay as well as a few short answers and starts for supplementary essays. The application process will be discussed in detail, and each student will participate in one-on-one workshops with both the instructor and a student TA.

Details and clear, grammatically and syntactically correct self-presentation matter in college application essays. Professor Warburton will cover the differences between high school and college level writing, along with transitional issues and common worries of the rising senior.

The spine of the program is remembering that students should find colleges that will embrace the kind of person they are, and their college application essays should reflect that.

Jaime Warburton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing at Ithaca College. Her courses at IC have included Personal Essay, Argument, Introduction to Creative Writing, Poetry I, Academic Writing, Introduction to Women's Studies, and the ICSM Fantasy, Fandom, and Fans.