In this two-day class, students will work through the process of creating an essay suitable for use on college applications. The teacher will help students with topic selection, structuring their essays, creating those essays, and fine-tuning them. Teachers will work with students individually, offering suggestions for improvement and revision. The class will include some instruction, but a large portion of class time will be used to compose essays and meet with the teacher individually. The goal is to have a solid draft of the paper done before the beginning of school. Students may want to alter that draft as application deadlines approach, and teachers will be available to assist them with those alterations during the school year. Students are expected to work on the essay at home on the day between the first and second class.