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FutureSkill: Writing & Communication | Crafting YOUR Story for Success

Every good story about yourself starts with who you are. This certified, live, interactive course over 4 weekends, takes you through the 3 stages of building your own, unique story for success. Starting with self-discovery, we deep dive into the process of finding what is powerfully YOU. The second stage is self-expression, where you will learn to craft your story in YOUR unique voice. The third stage is writing your story for success, whether for your college essay, your SoP or your social media profiles.

This course is designed for high schoolers (Grades 9-12), as they set out to build their own life story. Embark with us on this journey of portraying the best version of yourself, for success.

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Dates Eligibility Fees 
Application deadline- Dec 10, 2023

Course dates– Dec 16, 2023 (Saturday)- Jan 07, 2024 (Sunday)

16 Live Teaching Hours over 4 weekends (11AM- 1PM on Saturdays & Sundays).

Includes writing workshops & feedback sessions. Self-study hours ~ 5 hours during the course.

  • High schoolers studying in grades 9- 12 as on the course commencement date in Dec 2023.
    Students from India and abroad can apply.
  • Students from all boards can apply.
  • Prerequisites: High level of proficiency in written and verbal English communication.
  • You will be required to submit your latest marksheet in the application form.
Rs 22,000/- +GST
*Refer to fees section of website for inclusions & exclusions

Who is this course for?

This course is for high schoolers who are in the critical phase of building a powerful personal narrative for their college applications, group discussions and their profiles across social media platforms.

Prerequisites: High level of proficiency in written and verbal English communication. You will be required to submit your latest marksheet in the application form.

What is in it for me?

  • Interactive, live faculty sessions on techniques for self-discovery, self-expression & self-portrayal.
  • Peer group discussions & learning from the best (and worst) examples of personal stories.
  • Writing workshops in small groups under expert guidance and actionable one-on-one feedback.
  • Review process and polishing your story through sessions with peers, faculty and experts.

What do I take away?

By the end of this course, you will-

  • Draft your own unique and compelling story that captures your authentic and singular voice.
  • Creatively & impactfully develop your social media profiles to stand out in a crowd of ‘me too’ content.
  • Efficiently leverage generative AI tools to aid your writing process, enhancing creativity and productivity by utilizing features like automated brainstorming, style suggestions, etc.
  • Develop a winning college application essay/personal statement/supplemental essay/internship cover letter that takes you closer to your future aspirations.
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses as a writer to become a more confident writer.


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Faculty & Guest Speaker

Session outline

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Lecture module Introduction & Self-Discovery Self-Expression & Crafting Your Story Self-Portrayal & Personal Branding The Art of Revision
Project module Writing Workshop- Reflective Writing, Essay Outline Writing Workshop- Drafting your essay, Writing an impactful introduction Social Media Analysis
Writing Workshop- Revising the introduction, body of the essay
Guest Speaker session with Rohan Kapur
Presenting your story

Grading, Assessments & Certification

All Ashoka Horizons courses offer a certificate on satisfactory completion of the course. The 3 components of student assessment are-

  1. Essay evaluation (50%)
  2. Class participation & in class assessment (20%)
  3. Graded short writing assignments (30%)

Class participation will be assessed based on your active engagement in live sessions, contributions to discussion forums, and involvement in Teaching Fellow-led activities.


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IT Requirements

This course is administered through an online platform. Students are expected to have a foundational understanding of computer usage, including but not limited to sending emails and conducting Internet searches. Consistent access to the Internet and a computer that aligns with the recommended minimum specifications are also requisite for participation in the course.


Small cohorts. Apply early to secure your seat.

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