Present Yourself! Essay Workshop

Aug 20 (Fri), 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Coordinated Universal Time


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As we kickoff college and scholarship application season, SuccessBaseMass is working with Yale's Linda Coleman to teach students how to best present themselves throughout their essay-writing. Though this workshop is geared towards students that have not started their applications yet, all who would like help or inspiration with their personal essay-writing are welcome to join!

During this workshop, we will address the following:

  • Steps to writing a personal essay (from brainstorming to proofreading!)

  • How students can (and must!) channel their unique voice in their writing

  • How to have a non-generic essay

  • Which essay topics to avoid, and other do's or don'ts

  • How to make every word of your essay count

  • How to show, not tell (engaging your reader through vivid storytelling)

  • And much more!

We will also be able to read through and examine multiple example essays, allowing participants to see how an essay may look from the point of view of an admissions officer! There will be Q&A portions throughout the event.

If you must face personal essay writing, or are in the midst of it, you do not want to miss this event!

About Our Guest Speaker:

Linda Coleman is the Director, Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) at Yale University and has served in this capacity since 2016. Before joining Yale, Ms. Coleman held several positions at Quorum Review, an independent IRB that served institutional, independent, and international sites. (Ms. Coleman served as Quorum’s Vice President of Regulatory & Legal Affairs of Kinetiq in 2016, a consulting division of Quorum. Prior to 2016, she served as Quorum’s Director of Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel from 2011–2015, and its Director of Regulatory Affairs from 2007–2010.)  Prior to Quorum and Kinetiq, Ms. Coleman was an attorney at Bennett, Bigelow & Leedom where her practice focused on general health law matters, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, litigation, behavioral health, and employment law.

In addition to her work in the area of human research protection, she is the President and Founder of Education Access Network,  a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing students with free and affordable access to courses and programs aimed at helping student prepare for and succeed in higher education.

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