College Essay Boot Camp (ages 14-18)

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018
  • 2 sessions
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 10:30 AM 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:30 AM 12:30 PM
  • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code-WR0718PS
  • 10


BARN Cancellation and Refund Policy: To change or cancel your registration, please call (206) 842-4475 or email at least four (4) days prior to the class/event start date in order to receive a refund. Your spot in the class is not guaranteed until payment is completed. If you would prefer to register and pay off-line, please come into BARN.

Teens! Teens! Teens! (ages 14-18)

Two days. One Essay. No Sweat.  

Think it can’t be done? I disagree. I know college essays can be intimidating, but once you drill down past what a college essay isn’t and understand what it is, the rest is easy.  I’ll show you how to go from blank page to finished draft in less than a week.  You’ll discover powerful tools to help you brainstorm, craft, analyze, and edit your essay. Together, we’ll find a meaningful topic and story structure to help you stand out from the pack. You’ll have time to write, edit, and polish to ensure admission has the chance to see the best in you.

Get real.  Get messy.  Get it done.

Instructor: Pam Shor is Executive Director and Essay-Mentor-In-Chief - College Advisory Service.

I love colleges and I love working with students. I've mentored students who've gone on to Ivy League Universities and students who've discovered their voice at less well-known, but still awesome, institutions. Helping each student find just the right fit and guiding them through the application process is at the heart of what I do. While essays can be particularly challenging, years of experience have taught me that every student has an inspiring story to tell. One of the great joys of my job is helping students discover those stories and present them well. 

Prior to working with inspired and amazing college-bound students, I developed educational, multimedia software for Microsoft, including the award-winning Dinosaurs. Go ahead, ask me about T-Rex or the dreaded Velociraptor. I can go head to head with (almost) any 8-year-old. I also produced programming for KING-TV. My projects included documentaries, children’s programming, and an occasional stint with Almost Live! Early in my career, I worked with gifted students through the School of Education at the University of Virginia. I graduated from Kenyon College with a Bachelor of Science degree and I would go back in a heartbeat. I received my Educational Consulting Certificate from the University of California, Irvine.


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