The dreaded words: personal statement. Colleges require them, but how do you begin to put yourself on paper? In this two-hour crash course, we'll lead you through brainstorming ideas and clarifying those ideas into a topic. We'll also cover the basic structure of the personal statement. You'll leave with clear ideas about what to write and have the tools to move forward on your own to draft a transformative, powerful story about yourself.
MATERIALS NEEDED: Paper and something to write with; your amazing, creative brain
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PEN/Faulkner is committed to maintaining a workshop environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on a person’s sex, sexual identity, gender identity, race, age, color, creed, religion, disability, ancestry or national origin, or any other classification protected by state or federal laws. Harassment on the basis of these identities is strictly prohibited. Examples of conduct prohibited by this policy include using racial and ethnic slurs, making offensive references to stereotypes, or making jokes about characteristics protected by law. Any such harassment is prohibited by this policy whether or not the conduct also violates federal or state law. Participants will be immediately removed from the workshop for violating this policy, and will not be permitted to attend future PEN/Faulkner programming.