BusinessEducationFree Essay Workshops Aim to Support Students on Path...

Free Essay Workshops Aim to Support Students on Path to Higher Ed


- Advertisment -sslate

The college admissions process can be both expensive and stressful for students, but a free program at New College of Florida aims to demystify the writing process for those personal essays with hands-on workshops.

Among the many hurdles in the transition from high school to college is mastering the essay portion of the college application.

Jennifer Wells, director of New College’s writing program, has been helping struggling students with their essays for 15-20 years, and has now established a free workshop at New College of Florida. She said students typically freeze up when it is time to switch from the standard third-person in academic writing to writing about themselves.

“But even something like that, I think students have sometimes internalized these rules that they hear in high school about academic writing,” Wells noted. “And then need permission, in a sense, to set those rules aside and use ‘I,’ and write about themselves.”

Free Essay Workshops

Wells gives them permission through her workshop, which teaches students how to write for different genres. It is funded by a grant which helps the college boost its efforts to engage with transfer and first-generation college students. Wells argued other colleges and school districts should consider doing the same, in light of a growing for-profit essay-writing industry.

The program covers topics including generating ideas, writing reflectively and approaching rewrites. Wells added it targets first-generation students who do not often have a relative or mentor to help distinguish writing styles.

“I do point out that with any writing situation, you want to ask yourself, ‘Well, who is reading this? Who is my audience, what are they expecting? And are there samples of this genre that I should look at?’ And so, we do that in the workshops,” Wells outlined.

Since its launch, the program has grown to offer support to faculty and staff at New College, in addition to working with high school students to transfer their reading and writing knowledge into their first year of collegiate writing and beyond.

Sunshine Slate
Sunshine Slate
Sunshine Slate is your news, entertainment, music fashion website. We provide you with the latest breaking news and videos straight from the United States of America.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

The 2023 Startup Index: New Study reveals the 10 Best Countries for Launching a New Business

Business Name Generator has analyzed 50 countries to reveal the best places to launch a startup,

Things You Should Know About the Evaporative Cooling Solution Offered

The bonaire evaporative cooling services can reduce the money you spend on your power bill. Know About the Evaporative Cooling Solution.

Top 4 AC Features you Need in 2023

In this article, we'll explore the top 4 AC features you need in 2023, with a particular focus on Hitachi Cooling & Heating

From Raw Material to Masterpiece: The Process of Steel Fabrication

Steel fabrication is the process of turning raw steel into finished goods. Globally, the steel fabrication business is important to many nations' economies.
- Advertisement -

Not just aNYplace: SS23 Campaign at

This spring, GANT invited a cast of creatives to show how their unique style channels the chaos and coolness of New York City.

Black, Male, Blood type A: New review identifies risk factors for Pancreatic Cancer

Smoking, gender, ethnicity, and even gum disease and blood type can be risk factors of pancreatic cancer, reveals new insights
- Advertisement - Motel 6

Must read

8 Reasons to Use Bidet Converter Kit

Overall, bidet converter kits offer a range of benefits for personal hygiene, environmental sustainability, and overall health and well-being. If you're considering making the switch from traditional toilet paper, a bidet converter kit may be a great option to explore.

5 Best Hair Treatment Salon in Dubai You Feel Excited to Visit

They get to explore new places while looking their stunning best. If you are a foreigner looking to visit Dubai or are a local who wants top-quality hair treatment, then keep reading. Why? Well, we are going to list the best hair treatment salons in Dubai.
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -sslate

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you