Writing the Winning College Application Essay

Lynn Haney Trowbridge
Lynn Haney Trowbridge Photo by Shannon Gale

Lynn Haney Trowbridge leads a workshop of writing the winning college application essay on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street. She will give participants tips on spotlighting their unique qualities and experiences, and take the trauma out of the college essay writing process. Participants will learn what makes a strong essay that will excite weary-eyed admissions officers. In this lively and interactive program, Trowbridge shares pithy advice about topics, tone, voice, authenticity, and techniques to narrow one's focus. She'll give the skinny on how to craft the main essay, the supplemental ones, and the more rigorous scholarship essay-vital as college costs soar.

Trowbridge is a writing coach with extensive experience advising young people. The author of 12 books, she has worked for The New York Times, CBS News, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A Guilford resident, she is a judge for the Shoreline Arts Alliance creative writing contest for high school juniors and seniors.

This program is free and open to all; students and parents are welcome. Call 203-453-8282, visit www.guilfordfreelibrary.org, or stop by the Reference Desk to register.

 

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