July 22nd, 2020
In this 90-minute, small-group session, students will write a first-draft personal statement/college essay. Before writing begins, students will be guided through a process where they identify their values, strengths, and unique experiences that would be appreciated on a college campus. Next, students will write a draft essay that responds to one of the Common Application prompts, revealing their best qualities and helping them stand apart from other applicants. Instruction on topic development, finding a unique voice, selecting stories and details, and essay structure are key components of this session. Students will receive personalized feedback and an action plan for editing and finalizing the essay.
338-B Elm Street, South Dartmouth, MA