Writing and Composition Skills Workshop
Elite colleges like Harvard and Yale have long stated that the majority of applicants can succeed, if admitted – since they generally possess outstanding standardized test scores, academic preparedness, and rigor.
A college application stands out from this crowded field through a memorable application essay written in a passionate and authentic voice. In a test-optional environment especially, elite colleges place greater weight on essays that demonstrate personal character growth and genuine intellectual curiosity. In fact, the highest ranked colleges also give the highest importance in their admission decision to the Personal Statement and other submitted Essays.
Essay Importance in College Admission Decisions:
- Highly selective colleges (Ivies, Stanford, MIT): 25-30% weight
- Selective colleges (NYU, Boston College, Emory): 20-25% weight
- Moderately selective colleges (George Washington, Penn State, Syracuse): 15-20% weight
- Non-selective colleges: ~10% weight
FITree Learning’s Writing and Composition Skills Workshop is especially tailored for students entering grades 8 to 11, looking to build the right foundation in writing skills which are not emphasized nearly enough in regular classrooms. This exclusive workshop will teach the student to excel at the written word in the following areas:
- Developing Style and Voice
- Structuring Writing
- Types of Writing and Techniques
- Writing to Persuade