College Application Essay Writing

Summer 2024

Individual Sessions: Mondays - Fridays


Application Essays


Career Aptitude Testing & Resume Writing

Susan Joy Education by Design
Susan Joy Education by Design

Course Description

CAP & GOWN is a prep course customized to equip students with the skills needed to be successful in college application essay writing, competitive on college applications, proactive in scholarship hunting, and strategic in career planning.

Students receive a weekly one-on-one session and attend a weekly group session. Each one-on-one session is personalized according to the student's collegiate goals.

Group sessions include hands-on activities to boost writing skills, enabling students to brainstorm and write efficiently. College student speaker panels offer students a forum to discuss the best way to prepare for college - taking advantage of opportunities and avoiding pitfalls.

The group setting enhances motivation, creative thinking, confidence, and public speaking skills. Students also learn networking skills and build dynamic friendships.

The Agenda

Part 1: Orienteering:

  • an overview of the work ahead, organizing, and goal setting

Part 2: Brainstorming

  • jumping into the essay prompts

Part 3: Fine Tuning

  • narrowing down ideas, focus and clarity

Part 4: Scholarship

  • applying for scholarships

Part 5: Make It Pop

  • making a good essay great

Part 6: GOATs

  • references, resumes, and final details

The venue

All sessions take place at the

Seven Bridges Woodridge classroom.

6440 Main St. Suite 130

Woodridge IL 60517

6440 Main St

Still have questions?

We would love to talk with you about your student's individual goals.