Transfer and Scholarship Essay Workshops 


Need Help on that Personal Statement for your Transfer Application?

Come to a Transfer Essay Workshop Series 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

Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 10 am Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 10 am Friday, Nov. 14, at 10 am
Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 3 pm Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 3 pm Tuesday Nov. 25, at 10 am
Thursday, Oct. 2 at 12 pm Friday, Oct. 17 at 10am  
Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 2 pm Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 am  
Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 3 pm Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 2pm  
Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12 pm Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 3 pm  

Come to one or more workshops. Students are also welcome to book individual tutoring appointments to work on personal statements at moorparkcollege.edu/writingcenter