Wendi Olson

Writing Personal Statements for college applications

Session One: Brainstorming & Inspiration
Discuss college choices, prompts, interests, talents, events, achievements, activities, archetypes.
Session Two: Shaping into Story
Shape the story of your life into a literary piece with themes and motifs. Focus on identity, family, community, and life changing experiences.
Session Three: Voice & Style
Develop your personal style and authentic expression. Natural, yet confident and mature.
Session Four: Editing & Rewriting
Make your writing shine with word choice, sentence structure, organizational flow, and detail.
Session Five: Copy Editing & Polishing
A final reading for grammar, spelling, word count, format.