Essay prep camps will be held in Friendswood during summer 2019 for students in the class of 2020. Each workshop is very limited in size to a max of five students, so students will get individualized attention for their college essays.
Each workshop will be taught by Jolyn Brand, the college consultant with years of experience reading and editing college essays for admissions. Jolyn is a certified high school English and Reading teacher and will earn a doctorate in higher education in 2020.
Personalized guidance with colleges essays for the Apply Texas application and the Common App
- Students will review next year’s college essay prompts
- Students will read good vs bad essay examples of essays
- Students will brainstorm possible topics to highlight their strengths and begin outlines for each essay
- Suggestions will be given on topic selection, adding voice and personality, and making edits to fit in the correct word length
- Students will begin writing the essays and can have them professionally edited that same day
The Apply Texas application has 3 essay prompts for students applying to public universities in Texas. UT- Austin also has 3 short-answer questions.
The Common Application has 1 general essay that students select from a list of seven possible topics.
Some students use only the Apply Texas app or the Common App, but many students use both.
College Prep Camp Dates
Classes are from noon to 4 pm in Jolyn’s home office, near Friendswood High School.
For the Apply Texas application essays:
Tuesday, June 11 Wednesday, July 17
- Sunday, August 4
For the Common Application essays:
Wednesday, June 12 Thursday, July 18
- Sunday, August 11
Students are encouraged to bring laptops to class, along with their student resume. Templates will be sent to students who are registered for the class. Wifi will be available.
Each workshop day is $240.
College consulting clients attend any camp for free, but they should let Mrs. Brand know to count towards attendance.
Please click here for the Student Registration Form and link to Paypal. Reserve your spot today!
*Does this summer college camp interest you but the session doesn’t fit your schedule? Students can get individualized assistance with college essays at times that fit their schedule. One-on-one guidance and editing for college essays is available. Click here to schedule a private session with Jolyn.