Beyond the Prompts:
College Essay Workshops

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Is your child ready to make their college application stand out from the crowd?

Look no further!

Our signature essay programs are their ticket to crafting compelling narratives that capture the attention of admissions officers by showing the best of who they are. 


Our April school vacation college essay workshops offer students a chance to get ahead of the game.

We know that the essay writing process can be one of the most challenging aspects of the college admissions process.  

We also know that when students combine acts of creativity and community service with their writing process, they feel more confident, engaged and more relaxed.

Therefore we have designed our workshops to guide students through crafting a compelling college essay while fostering community engagement through a community service projects and time to explore their essays through creative outlets like drawing and the creation of vision boards.

During our workshops participants:

  • Brainstorm topics
  • Practice answering and drafting responses to several essay prompts
  • Receive feedback from peers and CBA writing specialists 
  • Produce at least one full essay draft
  • Develop a writing plan for any additional essays
  • Receive one additional review by a CBA writing specialist (good for two weeks post program)
  • Participate in our Bags of Kindness and/or Teddy Bear Tuck in community service project
  • Gain access to two additional office hours (to be used in June, July or August)

 Workshop dates:

April 16, 17, and 18th

Each session will be dedicated to one piece of the writing process and will include participation in one of our Working Towards Change community service projects. 

All sessions will be held at the College Bound Advising offices in Newton, Ma.
(students can sign up for individual workshops or all three)

Nuts and Bolts of the College Essay & Brainstorming 101

Students will learn the foundational elements of writing a compelling college essay, from understanding the prompt to structuring their ideas. We’ll dive deep into brainstorming strategies to help them uncover their unique experiences, passions, and perspectives, helping them craft an essay that authentically showcases who they are.

April 16th
3:30pm - 5:30pm

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Through interactive exercises, students will gain valuable insights into how to articulate their story with clarity, authenticity, and impact. Whether they are just beginning to brainstorm ideas or polishing a draft, this session offers practical guidance and personalized support to help students stand out in the college admissions process.

April 17th
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Open House

This session offers students the freedom to choose what aspect of the essay writing process they want to focus on. Whether they are just beginning to brainstorm ideas, need guidance on structuring your essay, or want feedback on a draft, we’ve got you covered. Our experienced instructors will provide personalized support tailored to their specific needs. 

April 18th
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Session pricing:

1 session: $ 75.00

2 Sessions $ 145.00

3 Sessions $210

Space is limited!  So don’t miss out!

In addition: all students will receive a discount on additional writing packages and programs we offer.

Students can expect:

Expert guidance from experienced instructors who understand the ins and outs of the college essay writing process. 

Interactive sessions with dynamic discussions, brainstorming sessions, and hands-on exercises designed to spark creativity & refine their writing skills.

Personalized feedback from our writing experts and peers to help them fine-tune their message and make their essay stand out.

Proven strategies and insider tips that will help them craft essays that resonate with admissions officers.

Sense of accomplishment as they tackle each step of the process and end the week with at least one full draft of an essay they are proud of.

Feeling of gratification from participating in our service projects 

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Can’t make this one? Don’t worry we will be announcing our summer programs soon.

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