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Writing the College Application Personal Essay Workshop (Rising 12th Graders)

June 24 9:00 am - June 27 12:00 pm

June 24 – 27, 2024

9:00AM – 12:00PM at UCLA

Laurie Kurnick

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 workshop, students will have several “starts” as well as a revised draft of a personal statement.

Fee: $400

L. KurnickLaurie Kurnick has been a proud UCLA Writing Project fellow since 2009. She taught English at Cleveland high school for 22 years, and at Henry Clay Middle School (7th Grade) for four years.

Her courses included AP Literature for 10 years, and she was happy to facilitate the AP Readiness workshops at UCLA both online and in person. She also taught English 9 – 12 at Cleveland, and a popular all-grades-welcome Creative Writing class. Currently she is the Manager of Education at Get Lit Words Ignite nonprofit, and she works with schools all over Southern California and beyond.


June 24 9:00 am
June 27 12:00 pm
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