College Essay Boot Camp at India Community Center
in partnership with UC Eazy
In Partnership with UC Eazy
The personal statement (Essay) is an increasingly critical component of college applications, yet many students struggle to produce an essay that enables their unique strengths to shine.
Join us for a 4-part workshop that will equip incoming 12th graders with the strategies they need to craft a perfect essay.
At the completion of the boot camp, the student will have created drafts of two Essays for College Applications – one for the Common Application and the other for UC Personal Insights.
Each essay would be reviewed twice by the Essay coach.
Workshop topics will include:
What college admissions reps are really looking for
Differences between UC and Common Application essays
How to brainstorm and select topics
Common pitfalls to avoid
Review & editing of actual essay drafts
Program Dates: Saturday, July 21st, Sunday, July 22nd, Saturday, July 28th, and Saturday, August 4
Time – 3 pm – 5 pm
Location – ICC Milpitas
Fee – $ 499
Requirements – Students must bring their own laptop. They should also be willing to complete the homework
Boot Camp Coach – Ms. Risa Nye from UCEazy
Ms. Nye lives and writes in CA Bay Area. Her essays and articles have appeared in a number of local, national and online publications, including Fine Homebuilding, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Chicken Soup. She is co-editor of Writin’ on Empty: Parents Reveal the Upside, Downside, and Everything in Between When Children Leave the Nest. She earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Saint Mary’s College. Her eBook is called Zero to Sixty in One Year: An Easy Month-by-Month Guide to Writing Your Life Story. Her memoir, about the Oakland Hills firestorm that destroyed her home and her neighborhood, is called There Was a Fire Here.
Currently, she blogs at www.risanye.com.