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Kickstart Your College Applications: A two-day workshop to prepare for your future

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High school students have an opportunity to learn from a college professor and get constructive feedback from their peers. Scholarships are available that cover 85% of this Graduate & Extended Learning youth program registration fee. Apply today!

Want to Get a Head Start on Your College Applications?

Not sure where to start with writing essays for scholarships? Need help tackling writer’s block? Join us for two afternoon workshops to kickstart your college apps!

The first session will discuss strategies for identifying and writing about your unique skills, experiences, and personal story; tailoring your writing to specific audiences and contexts; and developing a writing plan to help overcome writer’s block. After session one, you will draft a sample essay to bring to the second session. In the second session, you will learn how to give and receive feedback on writing; learn strategies to be clear and concise in your writing; and start revising your draft with support from UWL faculty and peers.

Learning objectives:
During this two-part workshop series, you will learn how to:

    • Inventory and track your skills, experiences, and qualifications
    • Interpret essay prompts for college admissions and scholarships
    • Align your skills and experiences with essay prompt requirements
    • Connect with your audience and tell your story
    • Write clearly, concisely, and persuasively in your own voice
    • Provide and receive feedback on writing
    • Request letters of recommendations
We'll help you develop clear and concise writing skills that convey your unique abilities and experiences.
Who Should Attend

High School Juniors and Seniors:

  • Interested in tracking their experiences to apply for college, scholarships, and jobs.

High School Freshman and Sophomores: 

  • Interested in getting a head start on career and college planning.