Lighthouse Writers Workshop

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College application deadlines are calling your name—and they want your unique essay. How do you know what to write? How do you showcase YOU when other students are answering the same questions? How do you translate a personal experience into something that demonstrates why you are meant to attend your top choice school? We’ll tackle all these questions and get you started on your essay. If you have a draft, please bring it with you. You’ll leave this class with a beginning and an outline for a brand new essay or a revision of your draft.

At the Green Valley Ranch Branch, we have asked the Lighthouse Writers Workshop to come help out all you high school students who are gearing up to write some college essays in the near future. The blurb above is from the workshop, but how great would it be to find your voice in your essay so that you can wow those college admissions people. And this morning as I was watching the news, there was a young lady who got accepted to Yale University because of her essay on how much she loves Papa John's Pizza. I don't think it was the topic that won the admissions board over, I believe it was her voice and character that came through on her essay. So come join us on June 7 from 1-4 p.m. at the Green Valley Ranch Branch Library. We do have a limit of 15 participants, so try to sign up early if you are interested. Just speak with one of our librarians. I hope to see you there!

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