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Inspire 2024: College Essay Writing (July 8 - 12)

Jul 8, 2024 - Jul 12, 2024

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About the Program

This class will guide you through essential techniques for compelling college essay writing. Each day will focus on key aspects of the writing process, such as understanding the purpose of a college essay, selecting a strong topic, and developing a personal writing style! Students will explore the Common App essay prompts and practice customizing their personal stories to fit the specific prompts required by different colleges.

Through a mix of lectures, discussions, workshops, and peer reviews, you’ll learn to deconstruct essay questions, brainstorm effectively, and select topics that reflect your unique story. Every student will leave the class with a polished final essay ready to send to the college(s) of their choice!

The Process

  1. Understanding – Prompt & Purpose
  2. Reflecting & Brainstorming
  3. Outlining
  4. Writing
  5. Reviewing – Peer Review & Teacher Review
  6. Revising & Refining

This course will meet daily from 10:00AM -12:00PM EST (Monday-Friday) and require an internet connection and access to Zoom. The instructor will have 1:1 sessions with each student to offer personal feedback.

If you have registration questions, contact: inspire.northern@virginia.edu

 

 

Your credit card statement will read “UVA NORTHERN VIRGINIA” for this purchase. 

Refund Policy

Registrants can get a full refund until 60 days from the program start. No refunds will be available after that date. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact inspire.northern@virginia.edu.

 

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