From my hometown in Laguna Beach, California, I offer in-person and cyber essay workshops to students throughout the world. I also offer workshops to teachers, college admissions consultants, high school counselors and educational consultants.
During my interactive essay workshops with students, I help them understand what makes a great college application essay, and take them through various writing exercises to help them brainstorm and identify strong topics, teach them narrative writing techniques and show them how to craft “slice-of-life” personal essays.
I use a variety of hand-outs, worksheets, videos and exercises to make the workshops lively and interactive. All students receive free copies of my popular writing guides, companion workbook and online writing course!
Students will learn how to:
- Craft effective narrative-style personal essays to set them apart from the crowd
- Brainstorm unique topics and real-life stories to breathe life and interest into their essay writing
- Map out their narrative essays using my sample outline
- Use powerful writing techniques to power their essays, including anecdotes, dialogue, sensory details, etc.
- Bring meaning and depth to their essays to showcase their personalities and character
- Learn strategies for writing supplemental essays, as well as the UCs and other popular prompts
- Self-edit and polish essays to make sure they are engaging, meaningful and memorable
I can also customize workshops on different topics, such as how to use powerful writing techniques, such as anecdotes; how to write University of California essays; how to write most popular supplemental essays; how to write transfer essays; how to bump up, self-edit and polish essay drafts; etc.
Anyone is welcome to put together their own group, including educational consultants, counselors, teachers, parents and students. We work together in my home or via Zoom.
Email me–Janine Robinson–for details: EssayHell@gmail.com.
If you want to put together your own group for a workshop, I host them at my home in Laguna Beach or a location you pick in Southern California, from LA to San Diego and Riverside. Email me to discuss details: EssayHell@gmail.com.
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Counselor and Teacher Workshops
Become an official Essay Jumpstart Expert!
Get certified to teach narrative essay writing by taking my private or group workshops either in person or via Webinar platforms.
Cost: $300 for hourlong private training.
Put together you own group of 2 or more (cyber or in-person), and the per-person cost goes down! Just email me for details: EssayHell@gmail.com.
During these sessions, I teach counselors, tutors and English teachers what I believe makes a “great” or effective college application essay, and then how to teach their students to write them using a narrative (story-telling) style to showcase their defining qualities and values.
In effect, I share my main essay writing Show AND Tell “method,” including how I help students brainstorm and identify engaging topics, use anecdotes (mini real-life stories) to hook readers and make their essays personal and meaningful, and a slew of other tips and techniques to craft powerful personal essays.
Participants receive copies of my trade-marked handouts and worksheets (my SampleOutline™, AnecdoteBuilder™, Sample Essays, ProblemFinder™), access to my online writing course and a certificate of completion and a digital badge (two options) to use for marketing.
They also receive digital versions of my popular writing guides, Escape Essay Hell! and Heavenly Essays.