The College Essay Master Class is lead by Granite’s director of education: Landon Funk. Landon earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Princeton University and will earn her Master’s in English Literature from Mercy College later this year. While at Princeton, she took a summer semester at the prestigious University of Southern California’s film school. She went on to work in Hollywood for three years as a screenwriter and creative director before moving back to Nashville in 2018. Since then, her creative work has appeared in Red Hyacinth, babe, Women’s Golf, The Tennessean, among others and often investigates gender, sexuality, film, religion, and dehumanization. In November 2022, Landon will speak at the South Atlantic Modern Language Conference on Maus and the McMinn County School Board’s banning of the graphic novel and will also give a presentation on feminist motifs and themes in Thelma and Louise in Los Angeles for the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association.
Landon is a proud member of Nashville’s literary organization The Porch and counts Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr., Dr. Farrah Griffin, Kiese Laymon, Robert Jones, Jr., and Abby Lee Hood as her creative teachers and inspiration.
College Essay Workshop Overview
Are you ready to feel confident in your college essay and make a powerful impression on your dream school?
In the College Essay Workshop, you will be thoroughly analyzing the Common App prompts, reviewing past essays from successful applications, and completing a timed free-write to get the creative juices flowing. After this workshop, you also have the opportunity to be matched with a Granite College Counselor to help outline and finalize a personal essay that stands out to admissions readers.
We provide a variety of dates to ensure that we can assist you in getting a head start, wowing your top schools and raking in scholarships. After working with our world class college counselors, be prepared to write the best essay possible and swim in acceptance letters!
College Essay Workshop Details
The college essay workshop is a 2.0 hour long seminar. Classes will be held at 1114 17th Ave South (Suite 105). Students have the option to, but are not required, to continue working with a Granite College Counselor after completing this course (any additional counseling will be at an additional charge at the Granite College Counselor’s hourly rate – we are happy to discuss rates and options with you as needed).