College Essay Workshops

2019 Workshop Dates through July. Exclusive to Campanile Students.

Monday-Thursday workshops

June 03 - 06 9 am - 11 am . Session ONE (Meredith)

June 17 - 20 6 pm - 8 pm . Session TWO (Meredith)

June 24 - 27 6 pm - 8 pm Session THREE (Meredith)

July 15 - 18 6 pm - 8 pm . Session FOUR (Meredith)

July 22 - 25 6 pm - 8 pm Session FIVE (Meredith)

August 12 - 14 9 am - 11 am Session SIX (Audrey) . (This week, because students are heading back to school, you can sign up for individual day(s) to attend). You do not need to attend the entire week.

August dates TBA


June 22 9 am - 11 am

July 20 9 am -11am

July 27 9 am - 11 am (Rachel)

August 3 9 am - 11 am (Rachel)

August 17 9 am - 11 am (Rachel)


June 30 9 am-11 am

July 14 9 am-11 am (Rachel)

and then continue September - November.  Pre-registration is required no later than 48 hours in advance.

Campanile's College Essay Workshops are exclusively reserved for students enrolled in our Colonnade program.  There is no additional fee to attend the workshops and students are encouraged to participate as often as possible.  With a quiet space to work in our Borel Place Center, and lots of support and guidance from our Director of Writing and Writing Assistant, students make tremendous progress through the many essays required for college applications.  Registration is available only to current seniors. Writing sessions include "mini-lessons" on writing - tips from grammar to storytelling and exclusive access to our Campanile produced Write On college essay instructional videos and curriculum.

Meet the Director of Writing:  MEREDITH CHARLSON

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Meredith graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford in March 2016 with a BA in Comparative Literature.  At Stanford, she tutored undergraduate and graduate students at the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking.  Meredith contributed more than 20 short essays to a 2016 education textbook written by Dr. Hyun Sook Park of San Jose State (Charles C. Thomas, publisher). Meredith was a presenter on college essay writing at the 2016 conference of Northern California Writing Centers Association held at Santa Clara University and has presented on essay writing to regional members of the Higher Education Consultants Association.

Meet the Writing Assistant:s RACHEL BORSHCENKO & AUDREY KOST

Rachel just completed her first year in the dual degree program at Columbia University in the City of New York and List College, the undergraduate college of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Rachel is on a pre-medical track, majoring in Biology. She’s a graduate of Carlmont High School and has worked with Campanile since 2017.

Audrey is entering a joint degree program this Fall in International Relations with Science Po in France and Columbia University in the City of New York. Audrey is a graduate of Nueva High School and spent a recent summer as a NSLI-Y (National Security Language Initiative for Youth) scholar in Morocco where she studied Arabic.