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CANCELLED: Connecting Through the College Essay

CANCELLED: Connecting Through the College Essay In-Person

A 2-hour introduction and writing workshop focused on developing the personal statement and supplemental essays. My Editor in Chief helps you understand the personal and supplemental essays in a way that inspires and equips you to produce meaningful essays. 

  • Understanding the personal statement and supplemental essays
  • Choosing the right prompt for you
  • Engaging in prewriting exercises
  • Answering the prompt with intentional language
  • Finding a focus and or theme connected to the application
  • Tackling the title and first sentence
  • Analyzing sample essays, peer insight
  • Utilizing tips and strategies provided by admissions officers, counselors, teachers
  • Writing time (Individual mentoring: write. revise. edit)


Please bring your high school credentials, a laptop for online work, and any list of activities, resume, or college essay drafts you have started. $100 per person.


This course is designed for students to work independently. Parents who wish to attend must purchase a separate ticket.

Payment is due before the workshop and must be made through PayPal: https://paypal.me/myeditorinchief



The Library adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act that assures equal access to all library facilities, activities, and programs.  For reasonable and timely accommodations, refer to the https://www.brentwoodtn.gov/departments/library/library-programs and contact the program organizer.  Any ADA accommodations necessary for a program attendee will require at least one week of prior notice before the program or event.  

Related LibGuide: Teen Resources by Dottie Higgs

Thursday, September 22, 2022
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Fall Conference Room
  Teen Program  
Event Cost:
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Event Organizer

Dustin Goforth