Not to yuck your yum, Figs, but college application season is almost upon us. The 2012-2013 Common App comes out August 1, and from there, the torrent of tests, applications, and essays begins.
The essay is the real bugger. How do you write something that makes you stand out from the pack? You’ve got to grab your reader’s attention, right from the start. And how do you do that, you ask?
By creating a strong hook, the kind journalists and writers use to capture their readers’ interest with that first sentence, and not let go. In Figment’s online College Essay Writing Class you’ll learn how to do just that. Over the course of three weeks, you’ll brainstorm essay topics that are uniquely you, workshop your ideas with your instructor and peers, and craft a strong attention-grabbing essay open. By the end, you’ll walk away with a piece of writing that leaves your readers caring so much that they are left wanting more.
The course will be led by Hillary Frank, a YA author, journalist, and acclaimed radio producer, who has been guiding students for years to use the tricks of her journo-trade to write application essays that get them in.
The three-week intensive online class ($100/student) will be offered August 6-24, and spots are limited, so if you’re looking to hone those essay writing skills, signup now. Click here for the details!