July 10 and 11 Online Event: College Admissions Essays

The role of the mentor, a two-part workshop

College admission essays are critical when applying to moderately and highly selective colleges and can be extraordinarily stressful for high school students to tackle. This hands-on workshop supports teachers, counselors and other educational professionals in guiding students with college admission essays.

Participants will be introduced to instructor Dr. Elizabeth Stone’s essay writing methodology, which includes techniques to help students find great topics and editing strategies that maintain the integrity of the writer and the student.

The workshop will include a mix of lecture, discussion, group work and short written assignments. You will also have the opportunity to assess your own strengths as essay reviewers and editors.


Meet the Presenters

Headshot of Elizabeth Stone

Elizabeth Stone, Ph.D., Executive Director of Campanile College Counseling Inc.

Dr. Stone is the co-author of The Better College Essay: From Start to Finish with Meredith J. Charlson (City Limits Publishing) and author of the The Better College Essay: Fitting In and Standing Out (Wintergreen Orchard House). Dr. Stone has held faculty positions in child and adolescent development at San Jose State University and San Francisco State University. She was a Research Psychologist at UC San Francisco and a Visiting Scholar in the School of Education at Stanford University. 

Headshot of Meredith Charlson

Meredith J. Charlson, Director of Writing at Campanile College Counseling In.

Meredith is the co-author of The Better College Essay: From Start to Finish with Dr. Elizabeth Stone (City Limits Publishing). She is a contributing writer to Dr. Stone's book The Better College Essay: Fitting in and Standing Out and the textbook Helping Students With Disabilities Develop Social Skills, Academic Language and Literacy Through Literature Stories, Vignettes, and Other Activities: A Secondary and Post-Secondary Emphasis (Charles C Thomas). She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature with a minor in Theater and Performance Studies from Stanford University.



The workshop will meet twice via Zoom

Saturday, July 10, 10-11:30 am (Pacific Time)

Sunday, July 11, 10-11:30 am (Pacific Time)

We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event and the day of the event.

Recommended text: The Better College Essay: From Start to Finish available in paperback ($18.99) and e-book ($6.99).

Cost: $65


Register today!