July 2, 2014

College Essay Seminars Held At Public Library 

Princeton writing tutor Ken Soufl presents two seminars in the Princeton Public Library’s Teen Center during July to help students write and edit their college admission essay.

On Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m., “Brainstorming and Beginning Your College Essay” will help students approach writing their college essays with confidence and a clear understanding of how to proceed. The function and form of the college essay, the relevant information to include and the most effective way to do so, will be covered. Practical strategies for composing essays will be learned through the composition of a rough draft during a brainstorming session.

The second seminar, “Editing and Polishing Your College Essay” takes place Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m. Mr. Soufl will help students fine tune and conclude their college essays. The seminar will include interactive group work as the participants work with their rough drafts to practice the strategies presented and share comments with each other. All participants should bring a rough draft of a college essay. This seminar is for rising ninth-,
10th-, 11th- and 12-graders.

Registration for both seminars through the events calendar on the library’s website is encouraged but not required. The seminars will be held in the library’s Teen Center. The library is located at 65 Witherspoon Street.