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College Admissions Essay Coaching for Teens at Gotham Writers' Workshop
College Admissions Essay Coaching for Teens at Gotham Writers' Workshop

Applying for college admission? Want to give yourself a leg up on the competition? Then make sure your application is accompanied by an exceptional personal essay. While grades and test scores are important, the personal essay is a key factor in determining who gets in, and who doesnt. Theres no set formula for writing a great essay because the best essays are as unique as the individuals who write them. The essay that will impress the reviewer must be original, focused, and structured. Style counts. Word choice matters. And every comma has to be in the right place.
 
True Story: Creative Nonfiction for Teens will help you learn much of what you need to write that application essay. But Gotham also offers one-on-one coaching in New York City to help you get started and work your way through the process. Our coaches are all professional writers with a wealth of experience in writing college application essays. Theyll help you write the essay you want to writethe one that will make the admissions committee sit up and take notice.
 
Start To Finish: Five-Hour Package
If you arent sure how to get started on your essay, a Gotham coach can guide you through the entire process, start to finish. The package includes:
 
Personal Inventory: To help you discover the wealth of possible essay topics, the coach will provide you with a Personal Inventory worksheet. You simply answer the worksheets interesting questions, which will be used as a spring-board for brainstorming a topic.
 
Brainstorming: Using your Personal Inventory as a starting point, the coach will help you winnow down the options and figure out the best topic and approach. Youll also learn the basics of good essay writing and techniques for letting your individuality shine. Even if you come in with no idea where to start, youll walk out with a great topic and an understanding of how to turn it into words.
 
The Evaluation: Once you have a draft of your essay, your coach spends one hour evaluating it on his or her own, making careful notes and preparing for your consultation.
 
The Consultation: You bring your laptop, then you and your coach spend two hours improving your essaycontent, style, structure, grammar, every aspectand implementing changes right there. You leave with an essay thats just about ready to put in the mail.
 
Tuition: $375.
 
Call 212-974-8377 to register.
 
Final Pass: Three-Hour Package
Final Pass is the ideal package for those who have their essay already written but want to fine tune it. Final Pass includes:
 
The Evaluation: Your instructor spends one hour evaluating your essay and making careful notes.
 
The Consultation: You bring your laptop, then you and your coach spend two hours improving your essaycontent, style, structure, grammar, every aspectand implementing changes right there. You leave with an essay thats just about ready to put in the mail.
 
Tuition: $225. Call 212-974-8377 to register.
 
Important Note:
Gotham essay writing coaches are all professional writers experienced in the field of college application essays. They know how great essays are put together, and they understand the nuanced logic of college admissions boards. However, our coaches do not write essays for anyone, and their instruction is no guarantee of admissions into any college. Gotham coaches teach college-bound students the fundamentals of good essay writing, so that they, in turn, can complete an essay that most accurately reflects their capabilities and uniqueness.
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