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Writing the College Application Personal Essay Workshop (grade 12 students)

June 22, 2021 9:30 am - June 25, 2021 12:30 pm

June 22 – 25, 2021

9:30AM – 12:30PM (PT) online


Instructor: Na’amit Sturm Nagel

This four-day workshop welcomes soon-to-be twelfth graders—who are thinking about that personal statement colleges are looking forward to reading. In this workshop, students will try their hand at a variety of application topics, explore the role of style (not just what you say but how you say it), and analyze sample personal statements. They’ll draft, share, revise, edit. By the end of the four-day workshop, students will have several “starts” as well as a revised draft of a personal statement.

Fee: $400


Na’amit Sturm Nagel has been teaching English for the past ten years and currently teaches at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles. She has run multiple college essay writing workshops, consulting with students on how to find their most important stories and then turn them into compelling personal statements. This is her third year running this workshop at UCLA, and she is excited for the opportunity to teach virtually and use creative digital tools to enhance student writing. Ms. Nagel also runs book clubs around Los Angeles and publishes book reviews and articles on teaching in her spare time. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and History from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in English from Brandeis University.


We are able to offer a limited number of needs-based scholarships. 


June 22, 2021 9:30 am
June 25, 2021 12:30 pm
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