Writing the ever-important college essay can be daunting to students preparing their applications. Many don’t know where to begin. Because of the uncertainty and dread that surrounds the college essay writing process, students often leave it to the last minute and hurt their chances of admission.
However, MEK students know they must plan ahead in order to succeed. We are proud to announce that our July College Essay Boot Camp was a huge success! Last weekend, incoming high school seniors took part in our signature 3-day intensive writing program and left with polished Common App personal statements.
Students worked together through highly focused rounds of brainstorming, writing, editing, and revising to come up with unique essays that demonstrated their own values and ideas. In addition to writing and brainstorming, students developed valuable editorial skills that will be necessary when completing supplemental essays.
They received extensive essay coaching from our professionals to focus on showing rather than telling. All CEBC students worked hard to make their own voices, aspirations, and backgrounds clear in their writing. They even bonded together and had some fun while completing this monumental step in the college application process!
College Essay Boot Camp is designed to guide students through the personal narrative writing process without overwhelming them. At the Boot Camp, all students learn to write and revise with care, focus, and specificity. Most importantly, knocking the college essay out of the way early leaves more time for important application research, campus visits, and supplements. CEBC students enter the classroom on Day 1 with little idea of where to begin. By Day 3, they exit with a polished essay prepared for submission! MEK provides an overview of the application process and helps students tackle their pre-college anxieties.
Worried you missed your chance to craft the perfect college essay? Great news! MEK will have another College Essay Boot Camp in Palisades Park from 8/28-8/30! Our July participants have checked a big task off their college to-do list this summer. Will you do the same?