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College Essay
Most high school students have received a great deal of training in the writing of academic prose, which typically involves exposition, argument, and analysis; however, a good number of these same students have comparatively little experience writing personal essays, which are distinctly different in purpose, tone, organization, and style. When it comes time to write for college admissions, many students become confused and uncertain about their draft work.
This workshop-style course is designed to help young people write about themselves and their experiences in a way that is both clear and compelling. Below are the primary course objectives. Students will:
Understand the unique nature of the personal essay genre.
Demonstrate appropriate tone, organization, and style.
Recognize what readers in general and admissions officers, in particular, are looking for in personal essays.
Increase sentence-level accuracy, consistency, precision, and balance.
Enjoy improved confidence in personal writing skills.
The COLLEGE ESSAY for the 12th grader is designed to achieve three goals for the aspiring college application:
1. Become a better writer in general.
2. Best express the student's individual talents and record of achievement with compelling, concise writing and
3. Assist the student in making him/her appear as attractive as possible to the student's top choice schools.
Each meeting will offer writer's workshops and one-to-one individualized attention specifically tailored to enhance the student's portfolio. Instructor has proven experience in helping diligent students gain admission to each Ivy League university (Harvard, Yale, Cornell, etc.), other top private universities (e.g. Stanford, Amherst, etc.), and UC schools. This 15 week course is will prepare students to meet both 1) Early Admission/Single Choice/Early Decision applications due November 1, 2022 and 2) University of California applications for Undergraduate admissions due between November 1-30, 2022.
E12A COLLEGE ESSAY (12th Gr)
June 15—29 (3 weeks)
Wednesdays 4:00—6:00pm J. JELNICK
August 18—November 3 (12 weeks)
Thursdays 4:00—6:00pm J. JELNICK
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