College Essay Writing Workshop

(Group and Individual Sessions Available)

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Is the college application process stressing your child?

If so, your child is not alone! The college admissions process can be quite overwhelming for some high school students. Between maintaining impressive grades, and obtaining competitive scores on admissions tests, students can be in a perpetual state of worry as they prepare for the next chapter of their young adult lives.

Once students select colleges to which they would like to apply, how do they complete applications in a manner that sets them apart from other applicants?

How does one convey to an admissions committee that they would be an expectational candidate for the upcoming freshmen class?


CLS is pleased to host an interactive writing workshop for junior and senior high school students designed to strengthen writing skills and to complete a college admissions essay.

Topics to be covered:

- Understand the purpose of a college admission essay

- Brainstorm and choose a compelling topic

-Organize thoughts into an effective outline

-Refine sentence structure, style and word choice

-Final essay editing and review

Essay Workshop Options:

Option 1- Afternoon Sessions


Option 2-Evening Sessions



August 7th

August 14th

August 21st

August 28th

Four Week Group Session Fee: $300

(10% discount early registration by 6/30)

For more information on group and individual sessions, click below and let us know.

About the Instructor

This summer, we are THRILLED to have Ms. Ciara Miller, as she supports high school students on their college admissions journey! It excites her to help students communicate who they are on paper in a fashion that matches the ideal candidate for the schools to which they apply.

When Ciara isn’t working diligently as a test prep instructor for various high school, college and graduate school admissions tests, she spends a significant amount of time working as an editor.

Additionally, she has published many poems and academic essays. Ciara has earned numerous awards in her field. Most recently she made the Guild Complex’s list of top 30 writers in Chicago to watch!

Ciara holds both an MFA and MA in Poetry and African American/African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University. She also received her BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College, a school known for its rigorous writing curriculum.