College Admission and Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop

Writing for College Success

Writing Workshop

Dates: July 22-26, 2019

Grades: Rising 9th - 12th grades

Cost: $700 Residential / $400 Commuters   What's included in the cost?

Registrations Due: June 1, 2019

Interested in improving your college application portfolio? Thinking about how to represent your personal accomplishments and professional goals in an essay? Wondering what university committee members and administrators look for in effective scholarship application essays? In this week-long summer workshop, you will talk with University of Mississippi faculty, staff, and administrators about personal writing in academic contexts. You will also receive training in how to craft personal essays that may be used in a variety of academic contexts, from scholarship application letters to college application essays.

Throughout the week, you will work with trained consultants to write and workshop a draft of your personal statement. You will review examples of effective personal statements, speak with undergraduates who have written successful application essays, and receive feedback from experts who have evaluated personal writing for academic purposes.

Sponsoring Department: UM Writing Center

Financial Aid: Special need-based scholarships are available. Funding provided by the McCullouch Greer Fund to Advance Writing as a Civic Responsibility.

Camp Type: 1 Week Residential or Commuter, non-credit

Seats Available: 24 max

Eligibility

  • Be in good academic and conduct standing at the time of admission. The school can be public, private, parochial, or even home educated.
  • Complete the online application.
Day of the Week
(Summer 2018 TBD)
Morning Activities
8:00am – 12:00pm
Afternoon Activities
1:00pm – 4:30pm
Sunday   Move-In, Orientation
Monday    
Tuesday    
Wednesday    
Thursday    
Friday   Move-Out

Daily Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Move-in for residential students will be the Sunday prior to the camp’s beginning. Details will be sent by email two weeks beforehand.

Lunch will be provided at Rebel Market for all students.

Residential students will live in the Residential College South, supervised by live-in counselors. All counselors are undergraduate students trained in the supervision of minors and background-checked. Evening recreational activities may include use of the campus recreational center, board games, and trips to locations on campus or in town.

Brad Campbell

Brad Campbell joined the University of Mississippi as the Oxford Campus Writing Center Director in January 2014. He comes to Ole Miss from Mississippi State University where he served as the Interim Director of the Writing Center and Coordinator of the Online Writing Center. Brad is a 2005 graduate of the University of Mississippi where he received a B.A. in English and Psychology; he attended graduate school at Mississippi State University where he received an M.A. in English in 2008, and he is currently finishing an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration. Brad has experience teaching a wide range of composition and literature courses, including Developmental Composition, English Composition, Introduction to Literature, Intensive English Grammar, World Literature, and a variety of ESL courses. Currently, Brad teaches Writing 101 and 102, Writing 250: Advanced Composition, and Writing 301: Responding to Writers in addition to his administrative responsibilities as Director of the Oxford Campus Writing Center. Brad has worked in writing centers since 2005, and he values the important role that centers play in fostering a culture of writing on college campuses, in high schools, and in local communities. His research interests include writing center theory, composition theory, and cultural studies. Specifically, he is interested in the intersection between writing and culture and the formation of writerly identities. Additionally, Brad is interested in writing center architecture and how space, locale, and aesthetics influence writerly engagement and efficacy.

Registration for a camp or program is a two-part process – the online registration form and additional documentation. Both parts must be submitted to our office before a student is confirmed for enrollment in the program.

  • Register Online
    • Step 1: Go to the online registration portal.
    • Step 2: Click “Add Event to Cart.”
    • Step 3: Enter the Student’s Information and click “Continue.”
    • Step 4: Review your Cart Information and click “Checkout.”
    • Enter your email address and click “Continue Unregistered.”
    • Select the appropriate payment method and follow the prompts to complete the payment transaction. If you have a discount/scholarship code, you can enter it on the right side of the page and click “Apply.”
    • Step 5: Enter the Parent/Guardian and Emergency Contact Information. Click “Submit.” You will receive an emailed receipt and confirmation of registration. Please retain a copy of this receipt for your reference and tax purposes.
  • Submit Medical Form
    • We value the safety and well-being of all our participating students. In the case emergency or medical attention is required, ALL camps and programs require parents to submit medical forms on behalf of the student. Please DO NOT forget to return this form to our office as this will hold up the registration process for your student. If you have already submitted the medical form for a camp this summer, you will not have to submit it again. We do not retain medical documentation from previous summers.
    • Step 1: Download and complete the Summer Medical Form (at top of page) with the appropriate student and parent information.
    • Step 2: Attach a copy of:
      • Student’s insurance card,
      • Parent’s driver’s license
      • Shot records with the last Tetanus Immunization or Booster Shot, and
      • Any other medical documents needed to seek treatment
    • Step 3: Send the form and attachments to our office at: Outreach and Continuing Education, Office of Pre-College Programs, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848.
    • For the security of you and your student’s information, please do not email or fax medical forms to our office. We request that you mail or bring the forms to our office.
  • Submit Agreement
    • The Office of Pre-College Programs has set guidelines and rules in place for the safety of the students participating in our camps and programs. Please review these guidelines and rules and discuss with your student(s) before the first day of the program. The Agreement Form is available at the top of the page.

For additional information, please contact:

  • Address: Outreach and Continuing Education, Office of Pre-College Programs, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848
  • Phone: (662) 915-7621
  • Fax: (662) 915-1535
  • Email: precollege@olemiss.edu