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The College Essay Workshop

Summer 2021

What You Leave With

What You Will Learn

Your Educators

The college essay workshop will be co-taught by the following college essay experts!

Director of Education - Landon Funk

Landon Funk

Princeton University B.A.

Columbia Grad - Jack Aylor - Talks about College Essays

Jack Aylor

Columbia University B.A.

Grantly Neely - Founder of Granite - Education Center and Education Technology Company

Grantly Neely

Dartmouth College B.A.

Choose Your Date!

JUNE (AFTERNOON)

Zoom-Based - $355

June afternoons (Tuesdays and Thursdays) 2-3:30 pm. This class is Zoom Based! Students will work together (in small groups) and with our wonderful educators through our cutting-edge online classrooms. If you are traveling this summer, live out of state, or prefer to maintain socially distant, this is the class for you!

JULY (AFTERNOON)

In-Person - $415

July afternoons (Tuesdays and Thursdays) 2pm-3:30pm. Given the decreasing rate of COVID, we have every intention of hosting this program in person at our Nashville offices. That said, for all of our wonderful out-of-state and international students (or those who prefer the convenience of online learning), we will offer a “Zoom Version” of this class as well! See the bottom of the page for the link to the “Zoom Version”.

August (NIGHT)

In-Person - $415

August Nights (Mondays and Wednesdays) 7 pm-8:30 pm. This class is Zoom Based! Students will work together (in small groups) and with our wonderful educators through our cutting-edge online classrooms. If you are traveling this summer, live out of state, or prefer to maintain socially distant, this is the class for you!

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Affordability

At Granite® we are dedicated to ensuring our classes are available to everyone! If you assistance paying for our program please fill out the form below and a Granite educator will contact you with our scholarship application form!

About The Course:

In the Granite® College Essay Workshop, students will spend 4-weeks learning how to tell their story, organize their writing, and create a beautifully polished common app essay for their college applications.  

Having a great common app essay is one of the most important parts of a competitive college application. Here at Granite®, we like to tell families that a college application is 1/3 GPA, 1/3 test scores, and finally 1/3 essays and demonstrated interest. Needless to say, if you’ve spent years working on your GPA, spending weeks on creating a wonderful college essay is a no-brainer! 

Through this course, students start by reading a host of top-notch essays that have gained students admissions to their dream schools! Students will then work to breakdown “what worked” and “what didn’t work” in these essays. Next, students will be invited to find their own stories through an assortment of mindfulness, group-work, and self-discovery exercises. Once students have chosen a topic they will begin studying the options for best structuring a college essay. Students will learn that compelling college essays are NOT like the five-paragraph essays they have learned to write in school. Finally, everyone (students and Granite Educators) will work together to proofread essays so that students can leave the program feeling confident with their common app essay and ready to apply to colleges in the fall! 

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