Carolyn Field, an experienced college essay consultant and Wilton resident, is offering three upcoming free college essay workshops. She has worked with many students in Wilton as well as around the tri-state area over the years, helping them craft compelling and effective essays.
In the workshops, Field will review the 2017/2018 Common Application essay prompts, providing guidance on how to approach each one, and how to brainstorm for a topic that will allow students to present themselves in a positive and compelling way and in their own voice. She will also review pitfalls to avoid and share examples of effective essays written by former high school seniors.
“The common application essay and supplemental essays are often students’ only chance to speak directly to the admissions staff and share something meaningful about themselves in their own words,” explains Field. “I love working with students. I see my role as helping de-stress the process so students can write essays they’re proud of and that provide the admissions staff with positive and invaluable insights.”
Although the workshop is intended for rising high school seniors, parents are also welcome to attend.
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The college essay workshop at the Wilton Library (137 Old Ridgefield Rd.) is free, but space is limited so reservations are recommended. For more information or to reserve a space, please call Susan Lauricella at the Wilton Library at 203.762.3950, ext. 6343.
Trackside Teen Center
Sunday, Sept. 17, 5-6 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 18, 7-8 p.m.
Each of the workshops Field is offering at Trackside Teen Center (15 Station Rd.) is free, but a suggested donation of $10 to benefit Trackside Teen Center of Wilton will be accepted. Space is limited so reservations are recommended. For more information or to reserve a space, please call Amy Nassef at Trackside at 203.834.2888 or visit the Trackside website.