SAT Essay Workshop in Upper Valley

Free one-day workshops offered:

  • March 31 and April 30, 2011
  • 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., starting promptly at 8:30,
  • Hartland Library in Hartland, Vermont
  • Bring notebook, pencil, and a bag lunch.

“Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” ~Gene Fowler

That rare duck, a writer, appears to have a natural grace in writing but what about the rest of us? If I am being assessed for college admissions on the basis of an essay I write in 25 minutes, what can I do to keep from sounding like a blundering idiot?

Come to a free one-day workshop on essay writing with an emphasis on the SAT essay. Read sample essays, learn how they are graded, and discover what you can do to earn a respectable score. Through interactive sessions, students and their parents will take a close look at the challenges of writing well and work with some helpful techniques. Participants will write two SAT-style essays, before and after instruction, to compare. Anyone who wants to write a well-structured persuasive argument will acquire some tools to use in the craft of essay writing.

Seating is limited. Please register with Mrs. Holleran at 802-875-3021 or the Hartland Library at, 802-436-2473.

Ruth Holleran has been schooling her children at home for 17 years and is presently a middle-school tutor with Classical Conversations, a home-centered classical program that meets one day a week in White River Junction. Formerly a music teacher, she teaches with a love for learning that won’t quit and a hankering for her students to know the freedom of a well-trained mind.


About lettersfromheartscontent

Mother of six, wife to a forester and educator, former homeschool teacher and tutor with Classical Conversations. Now retired from teaching music at a small Christian school. In my retirement I am quilting, decluttering, and calling country dances--contra dances and more for people in my community who want to get out again.
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