College Essay Workshops

2019 Workshop Dates will be posted in May  - Exclusive to Campanile Students

Monday-Thursday workshops will begin in early June from 9:00 am -11:00 am or 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Saturday/Sumday workshops run June - early August and then continue September - November from  9 am  - 11 am -  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 Writing Associate and 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 Writing Associate:  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:  DANA PIERCE

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Dana is a graduate of Scripps College where she mentored undergraduates at The Writing Center on campus.  At Scripps, Dana majored in Biology with a minor in Hispanic Studies. One of Dana's college essays was published inn Dr. Stone's book.