Personal Essay Story Structure Makeover

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Perfecting the Art of Story Structure

We'll take a flat first draft and turn it into a story you want to read using the principles of story structure. These are flexible principles you can apply to your own writing to make it stand out.


What You'll Learn: 

  • How to write a compelling hook

  • When to give context

  • How to highlight your work--and its impact--without boring the reader

  • How to write a closing sentence that isn't just "In summary..."

Recurrence: Single session 

Session Length: 30 minutes


About the teacher: Edie Abraham-Macht

Edie Abraham-Macht is a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of Yale University (‘22) and teacher & curriculum developer with Kaleidoscope Education.

At Yale, Edie majored in American Studies and Education Studies. She was lauded in high school and at Yale for her writing abilities (creative writing and narrative/expository essays). She has won regional and national awards for her poetry, and has had work published in on-campus publications including the Yale Literary Magazine and the Yale Daily News Weekend Section, and off-campus publications including Hanging Loose magazine and Aerie International. Edie has ample experience assisting K-12 students, college students, and adults with writing; specifically, she has edited poetry for publication, personal essays for college applications, and resumes for job applications.

Edie is excited to create a community around storytelling, to help students tell stories about moments that matter to them, and to get to know students through their stories!


About Kaleidoscope Education:

Kaleidoscope offers transformative liberal arts classes preparing highschoolers to do well and do good. 

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