Summer Boot Camps & Prep
5 Sessions Of Focus On One Topic: College Essay Prompts
In this five-week, or five-day, virtual one-on-one summer Boot Camp, I work with rising seniors on identifying a Common Application Essay prompt that sparks self-inquiry, a desire to write and, most importantly, contributes to the student’s narrative without repeating the obvious.
If a student is a talented baseball pitcher, thespian or bassoonist, their extracurricular list will convey those passions. The college essay prompts listed on the Common Application website urge students to reveal their character and personality; who’s the applicant and what will they add to the intellectual and social fabric of a campus?
The purpose of the Boot Camp is to apply heat to the student, to create a call-to-action concerning the application process. By responding to the various college essay prompts and exercising a few essay openers, the student usually finds a topic that charms and informs. The goal is to have an initial draft of the Common Application Essay completed by the end of their five-week or five-day Boot Camp.
Boot Camps are comprised of one hour-long Brainstorm and four essay-drafting sessions for a total of five hours of work. The first brainstorming hour is conducted in-person or via Skype with the remaining four hours of essay generation and editing occurring via email. Boot Camps are for rising senior high school students only and are conducted during the months of June, July and August. The fee for a Boot Camp is $875.
Please email me at Elizabeth@eecollegecoach.com or call me at 917-863-2424 to discuss your student’s summer schedule and individual needs.
Why Not Use Summer To Learn How To Write A College Essay?
Many students wait until the fall of their senior year to focus on their Common Application Essay, but why not do a bit of drafting over the summer, I say!
I encourage students to at least review the Common Application Essay prompts and make a list of topics that sizzle. Just as they learned how to ride a bike, rising seniors need to learn how to write a college essay. It’s a practiced skill not an innate talent.