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College Planning Seminar for High School Students
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In this one-time course, we'll talk about how to write a compelling college application essay and will work through a series of exercises to help jumpstart the writing process! We’ll begin with a 20-25 minute introductory lesson on the elements of a strong college application essay, followed by a 5-10 minute question and answer session. We'll then spend approximately 20-25 minutes working through a series of brainstorming exercises designed to help students identify an appropriate and...
Students will understand what admissions counselors are looking for in college application essays and will come away with a plan for drafting their own personal statements. They will also develop the ability to express themselves clearly and effectively in writing, including, but not limited to, the ability to do the following: ⦾ Support a significant central idea with thoughtfully chosen details appropriate to the purpose and genre; ⦾ Demonstrate organization and cohesion in writing; ⦾ Follow the conventions of formal, written English.
I have a PhD in comparative literature, and I've taught literature, culture, and writing courses in a university setting. I also work as an online writing tutor for a public university. In addition to my academic credentials, I am also an award-winning author and have published essays, short stories, and two novels. I have been featured on podcasts such as Neon Jazz, Progress 4 Tomorrow, and Diversity on Fire.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Ciahnan Darrell, PhD
Award-winning novelist and former university professor
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
2 completed classes
1. I teach classes on Africa, literature, and creative writing that focus heavily on issues pertaining to social justice. 2. I hold a PhD in comparative literature, and Masters degrees in divinity and philosophy. I taught at various colleges for...