Free college application essay lecture

Ready to cross writing college application essays off your to-do list? If you are a heading into your final year of high school — or you are the parent of a junior — you are aware that writing a thoughtful, well-crafted college application essay is essential to gaining admittance to a selective college or university. But this can be a daunting task for a teenager, especially since the stakes are so high.

To simplify and demystify this process, A Bloc of Writers, Inc. will sponsor a free workshop for high school students on how to write an impressive college application essay (parents are welcome to attend). The lecture, titled How to Jump Start Your College Admissions Essay, will be held at the Greenwich Water Club, 49 River Road in Cos Cob, on May 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Michele Turk

Michele Turk

Michele Turk, founder of A Bloc of Writers, Inc. will offer valuable advice about how to:

• Tackle the new Common Application essay prompts and various supplemental essays;

• Select appropriate topics and themes;

• Organize and focus your essay;

• Find your voice and particular style;

• Avoid common essay mistakes.

“The goal of the college application essay is not simply to impress admission officers but to give them insight into who you really are and what’s important to you,” said Turk. To do that, students need to realize that you can’t complete this task in a couple of hours, a day, or even a week, if you do it properly.

“If you familiarize yourself with the process now and starting thinking about the essay prompts, you’ll have time to prepare and plan the essays, and when it comes time to begin writing over the summer, it will be an easier, less daunting process,” she said.

To reserve a spot call 203-981-9346 or send an email to Michele Walk-ins are welcome.

Cos Cob resident Michele Turk oversees a team of writers who provide writing, editing and tutoring services ranging from blog posts to books. She has worked as a writer and editor for two decades and is the author of “Blood, Sweat and Tears: An Oral History of the American Red Cross,” and co-editor of “Inkstained,” a collection of essays by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Class of 1992. Michele has also worked as an adjunct professor of journalism at Quinnipiac University. For more information, visit

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