Transfer and Scholarship Essay Workshops 

Need Help on that Personal Statement for your Transfer Application?

Come to a Personal Statement Workshop (50 min. sessions) at the Writing Center,  in LLR 318

  • Explore the myths vs. the realities of the application essay
  • Understand  expectations for content
  • Review topic prompts
  • Brainstorm and develop ideas for essay
  • Read sample essays and discuss strengths and weaknesses
  • Learn how to integrate these strategies into your essay:
    • Be honest – even if it hurts.
    • Be descriptive:
      • Use concrete language
      • Use active voice
    • Show don’t tell: Write the story—the experience–that reveals YOU.
    • If writing about something challenging in your life, show how you are overcoming or have resolved problems.

Expectations and Brainstorming

Developing and Revising

Drop-in Consultations


Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 12 pm

Thursday, Feb. 4 at 2 pm 

Friday Feb. 19 at 10 am


Make an appointment with a tutor to develop and revise your personal statement 

Friday,  Feb. 25, at 10 am

Tues., March 1 at 12 pm

Monday,  March 7 at 2pm

Come to one or more workshops. Workshops are 50 minutes. Students are also welcome to book individual tutoring appointments to work on personal statements at