Transfer and Scholarship Essay Workshops 


Need Help on that Personal Statement for your Transfer Application?

Come to a Personal Statement Workshop 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. 4 at 12 pm Make an appointment with a tutor to develop and revise your personal statement.
 
Friday,  Feb. 27, at 10 am
Thursday, Feb. 5 at 3 pm Tues., March 3 at 12 pm
Friday Feb. 20 at 10 am Monday,  March 9 at 3pm

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 moorparkcollege.edu/writingcenter