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Brainstorm a College Application Essay - Common App Tips

This 3-session course designed for high school students helps learners brainstorm ideas and create a rough draft of a unique and effective college application essay.
Beth Hall - AP Lang Teacher
68 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
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45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 3 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will learn how to brainstorm and structure a personal narrative for a college or scholarship applications. Students will learn how to write about themselves effectively, including how to integrate detail into their writing.
Over 7 years of high school English teaching experience, including helping Advanced Placement and concurrent credit students successfully develop their application essays.
Students will be provided with sample essays to read in preparation for the second class. Students will also write a rough draft after the second class. We'll review and discuss students' essays during the final session.
Students will need a pen and paper for the brainstorming activities during the first class. Students will be provided with a document of sample essays for the second class. Students will type an essay. (Google docs is preferred but other word processors are fine too.)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students' learning will be assessed through their participation in class discussions and their rough draft. Students will be given peer and teacher feedback on their rough draft.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Beth Hall - AP Lang TeacherAP Language and Composition Teacher
68 total reviews
191 completed classes

About Me


My name is Coach Hall. I have taught 10-12th grade English (honors, AP Language, and concurrent credit) for the past seven years. Prior to that, I taught English in South Africa for 9 months after earning my MFA in Creative... 
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