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Writing the College Admissions Essay

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Course DatesWeeksMeeting TimesStatusInstructor(s)CRN
June 22, 2015 - June 26, 20151M-F 12:15-3:05POpenTanya Sheehan10171
June 22, 2015 - June 26, 20151M-F 8:30A-11:20AOpenTanya Sheehan10133
July 27, 2015 - July 31, 20151M-F 8:30A-11:20AOpenTanya Sheehan10728
July 27, 2015 - July 31, 20151M-F 12:15-3:05POpenTanya Sheehan10729

Course Description

The main objective of this course is to teach high-school students how to write a personal statement for their college applications.

Wondering how you're going to describe yourself in 500 words? Talk about your dreams without using cliches? Don't you want to set yourself apart from the rest of the college-bound hopefuls? In this week-long seminar, students will receive hands-on training in how to write a well-crafted college admissions essay. Together, we will discuss strategies for constructing a personal profile and translating yourself into a specific and engaging essay.

By the end of the week, students will have written and “work-shopped” a draft of their personal statement, a major step in preparing for the application process.