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Fri, Jun 14


For Class of '25

Short Answer Questions Lab (for Class of '25)

Friday, June 14th, 2024, 11am-1pm CST | Zoom | Presented by Bonnie Kleffman, M.Ed., GCDF and Alesha Walker, MLA

Short Answer Questions Lab (for Class of '25)
Short Answer Questions Lab (for Class of '25)

Date & Time

Jun 14, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

For Class of '25

About the Event

***Exclusively for Access College America scholars***

Short-Answer Questions are specific and unique to each college you apply to. These questions vary in terms of the topic and categories. Understanding your audience, the role of the short answer question and how to layer your experience can help you achieve success in a competitive writing world.

This lab provides insight on what colleges are looking for in short answer questions. We guide our scholars through exercises designed to help craft answers to the most frequently asked short answer questions.


  • Completed College Reasonings
  • Revised Scholar Vitae & Resume
  • Completed Exercises from the Main Essay Lab
  • 2 Pens
  • highlighter(s)
  • notebook for taking notes
  • 3-to-5 blank sheets of paper

Be Advised:

  • This is a hands-on working lab with camera & audio on
  • Participation is required for all attendees
  • We suggest water & snacks readily available
  • Plan to be in a quiet location suitable for brainstorming activities and writing
  • You MUST be at a desk and in front of a computer (no phones allowed)

Lab Led By:

Bonnie Kleffman, M.Ed., GCDF

College Consultant Director

Access College America

Bonnie is a globally certified Career Development Facilitator who holds a Masters 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. She is the Associate College Consultant for Access College America, a national provider for guidance with college planning based in Austin, Texas.

Alesha Walker, M.L.A.

Director of Scholar Support

Access College America

Alesha was hired in 2019 as the Executive Assistant for the Founder & Owner of Access College America. After exceeding expectations, she was promoted to Manager of Operations in December 2020.  In January 2022, she was promoted to Manager of Scholar Support for her exceptional attention to detail, high level of service, and expertise in essay preparation. As the Manager of Scholar Support, she assists the consultants with daily tasks to meet our objective of excellence in customer service. She coordinates all labs, webinars, and parent forums and serves as a panelist for various college planning events in the community. Alesha meets with rising seniors for essay brainstorming, prep, and revisions during the busy season. Her extensive background in essay writing and scholarship prep makes her a valuable resource for our scholars.

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