Personal Statement/Transfer and Scholarship Essay Workshops 

Transfer Essay Workshops

Fall 2021

(UC Personal Insight Questions and Common App Essays)


Click on this pdf for links to zoom workshops and times
UC Transfer Essay Workshops. See pdf below for links and times.





Scholarship (and Common App too!) Personal Statement Workshops: Spring 2021--

Mondays and Tuesdays 1-3 pm

until Feb. 23


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Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 11am-2pm and Thursday Dec. 3 from 2:30-5 pm


(Drop-in via Zoom--see workshop times below


Come to a Personal Statement Workshop at the Writing Center and get feedback and guidance writing the personal statement (for UC personal insight, commonapp, scholarships, and more)!

  • Explore the myths vs. the realities of application essays
  • Understand expectations for content
  • Review topic prompts
  • Brainstorm and develop ideas for essays
  • Read sample essays and discuss strengths and weaknesses
  • Learn how to integrate these strategies into your essays:
    • 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.
  • UC Personal Insight Questions:
  • View the presentation here! 


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Come to one or more workshops. Workshops are 2 hour blocks on zoom--drop in when you can! Students are also welcome to book individual tutoring appointments to work on question responses and personal statements at