Deborah Davis Writing and Consulting: Deborah Davis's College Essay Workshop

Kids' Classes, Groups, Teams & Tutors
Teens, Young Adults

Get a jump on writing your college application essays!

Take the mystery and stress out of writing college application essays. In this five-afternoon writing workshop (online and in-person options), you'll learn to write outstanding essays. You’ll learn the elements of a strong college application essay, generate topic ideas, and draft and revise answers to the four UC Personal Insight Questions, the Common Application Personal Statement, and the "Why this school?" essay. Limited to 6 students, you’ll receive daily individualized attention and constructive essay feedback. By the end of the five days, you'll have strong drafts of six application essays.

Workshop participants are guaranteed space in Deborah’s one-on-one essay coaching practice—although many workshop participants leave the workshop with the confidence and skills to finish their essays without the need for additional guidance.

Workshop Bonus: Follow-up feedback on your UC and Common App Personal Statement

Workshop size: Maximum 6 students per workshop
Cost: $795
Location: Online (or in North Berkeley if COVID-19 restrictions allow in-person meetings)

2021 Workshop Dates:

  • Session 1: June 21-25, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session 2: June 28-July 2, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session 3: July 12-16, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session 4: July 12-16, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 5: August 2-6, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session 6: August 2-6, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Info and Registration:

About the instructor: Deborah Davis, MFA has 31 years' experience teaching writing to children, teens, and adults. She is skilled at helping both enthusiastic and hesitant writers gain skills and confidence. Deborah has coached college and graduate school essay writers for 10 years, and her students have been accepted at Ivy League universities as well as top University of California and other state and private schools. She is adept at motivating procrastinators and at encouraging young writers as they find their authentic writing voice. 


Deborah Davis
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