Wed, Aug 23|
Award Winning Essays
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 6:00 PM CST | Zoom Webinar | Presented by Bonnie Kleffman, MEd, GCDF
Date & Time
Aug 23, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
About the Event
Writing is arguably the hardest part of the college application process. The main essay is a common source of anxiety and confusion for so many high school students, but it doesn’t have to be! Understanding the role of the main essay, the audience and getting an early start to the writing process are all key to putting together your very best 650 words.
There are four very common, very different, pieces of writing for the college application process: The main essay, Common Application activity list, the short answer question(s) and the expanded resume (UT only). After this webinar, attendees will understand the differences between the types of writing and how to layer their essays with evidence of fit-to-major. Access College America will demystify the process in this information packed presentation which also includes a Q&A!
Bonnie Kleffman, MEd, GCDF
College Consulting Director
Access College America
Bonnie Kleffman, M.Ed., GCDF is a globally certified Career Development Facilitator who holds a Master's in Education and English. She has worked with students of all ages and backgrounds and has a passion for helping students find careers that they love and the educational paths to get them there.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Bonnie earned her BA in English from the University of Dayton. She earned her MEd at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC with a concentration in English, and was the director of a nonprofit literacy program that focused on family literacy and intergenerational learning. She has worked with students of diverse backgrounds, from therapeutic preschool students to inmates at the Spartanburg County Jail. Through these experiences, she developed a true passion for education and for helping students overcome challenges and become their best selves.
Bonnie is a former high school English teacher and she’s taught AVID courses too. She has also been instrumental in developing career development programs for high schools. She is passionate about seeing her students reach their full potential and grow into college-educated, successful adults!
On her days off, Bonnie can be found spending time with her two daughters, Haley, age 14, and Victoria, age 10. She has an unusual obsession with racing and riding her mountain bike, and she enjoys training young athletes who are learning to race.
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