Making your College Essay Shine!

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)

Event Details

Making your College Essay Shine!

The college essay can be the deciding factor in your acceptance to a college. Rising seniors, are you struggling to find the right topic? Come to the Chelmsford Public Library on Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. to brainstorm ideas. The discussion will be led by journalist Joyce Pellino Crane. Using sample essays Crane will show you how to begin and organize your story. She will discuss how to add tension to keep the reader interested, how to move the story forward to demonstrate emotional growth, and how to end it on a serendipitous note. Ms. Crane will be joined in the presentation by Troy Lazaro, Assistant Director of Multicultural Recruitment at UMass Lowell, who will give students insight into what a college admissions director looks for when considering applicants.

This event is for rising seniors only and their parents or guardians.

Joyce Pellino Crane is an award-winning journalist, recognized for editorial writing by two major newspaper organizations. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, Newsday, and GateHouse Media publications. She has taught college essay workshops to high school students for several years. Crane is the news director at Westford Community Access Television and is an approved Westford Academy tutor. She is the former editor of the Westford Eagle.

Event Type(s): Library Programs, Financial Planning
Age Group(s): Adult, Teen

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