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College Essay Bootcamp Schedule:

Bootcamp Schedule:


Bootcamp Session 1: August

Sun Aug 13, 5 pm - 8 pm US CST

Sun Aug 20, 5 pm – 8 pm US CST

Sun Aug 27, 5 pm - 8 pm US CST

Bootcamp Session 2: September

Sun Sep 10, 5 pm – 8 pm US CST

Sun Sep 17,  5 pm - 8 pm US CST

Sun Sep 24, 5 pm - 8 pm US CST

Bootcamp Session 3 - October 

Sun Oct 1, 5 pm – 8 pm US CST

Sun Oct 8, 5 pm - 8 pm US CST

Sun Oct 15, 5 pm - 8 pm US CST

1. Pre-workshop 1 hr with student

2. Three days of group sessions to write college application essays 

3. Essays written by the student in GoogleDocs

4. Post workshop 1 hr feedback with student

Extra Mile College Essay Bootcamp


Price: $699 per student


Register for October 2023 Workshop

This is a group workshop for seniors to write their college application essays and these workshops are conducted once or twice every month from August to year-end. Group essay workshop will be setup as a 3-day virtual workshop totaling 11 hours with simple steps to help the student write 3, 4 or 5 essays. 

Essays Covered in Bootcamp:
1. Personal statement

2. Essay on “Why this major” and "Why this college" 

3. Service & Leadership Essay,

4. Diversity Essay and

5. Hobby Essay.  

The intent is to help students write essays using the story-telling format to incorporate their personal stories and interesting anecdotes related to the topic. Additional guidance includes organization, usage of rhetorical devices, writing an interesting opening, proper transitions from one point to the next, injecting humor and developing an appropriate conclusion that answers the prompt.


At the end of each day, we review the student’s work in Google Docs and provide feedback.

College Essay Bootcamp Syllabus:

Pre-Workshop Reading & Writing:

Sample essays provided for the student to review

Questionnaire for the student to answer

Pre-Workshop Meeting with Student: 1 hour
Discuss student's written responses from questionnaire 

Brainstorm possible topics that student can write about 

Day #1: 3 hours 

Writing a persuasive personal statement 

Learning the art of storytelling

Essay Organization and structure

Completing the first draft 

Day #2: 3 hours

Researching Supplementary Questions

Developing the "Why Major" and "Why this college" Essay

Writing the Service & Leadership Essay

Tips to add humor

Developing an interesting opening

Conclusions & Capturing lessons learned/reflections

Day #3: 3 hours

Writing the Diversity Essay

Writing an essay on a hobby

Using Rhetorical Devices

Shortening Essays

Post-Workshop Final Meeting with Student: 1 hr

Review student's essays for feedback

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