Weekend Essay Writing Boot Camps
in Laguna Beach

I will be offering three, two-part essay workshops this summer in my hometown of Laguna Beach on how to write awesome college application essays.

The workshops, which will be 90 minutes each on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon, will be held at our coastal town’s wonderful community center, on Third Street, called the Suzi Q, located in the heart of our downtown.

The boot camps will include everything from understanding what makes an effective essay to how to brainstorm unique topics to editing and polishing drafts.

The essay workshops will teach students how to craft personal statement essays that will be perfect for the Common Application and other core essays, as well as writing admissions essays for the University of California and other colleges and universities.



Students will also learn tips on how to answer the most common supplemental essay prompts, such as why they are a “fit” for their target schools or writing about their extracurricular activities.

I will focus on helping students learn to identify and share their real-life experiences to spin into essays that reveal who they are, how they learn and what they value.

My goal with these essay workshops is to help students find topics and learn how to craft narrative style essays to give them more confidence in handling these stressful essays. Stories rock college application essays!

All students of my essay workshops will receive free digital copies of my popular writing guides, all available on Amazon.

Dates for the three weekend workshops (students only need attend ONE weekend workshop):

June 24 and 25
July 22 and 23
August 26 and 27

Times will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Sunday from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $150 per weekend boot camp. These workshops are intended for collegebound high school students.

Registration for my essay workshops through the City of Laguna Beach starts May 1. To learn more and/or sign up, go here: www.lagunabeachcity.net. Click on the Recreation Department to find my workshops.

If you have any questions about these essay workshops, or how to enroll, feel free to email me (Janine Robinson) at:


Please help me spread the word! Thanks!