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College Planning Seminar for High School Students

Brainstorm a College Application Essay - Common App Tips

Beth Hall - AP Lang Teacher
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(101)
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.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
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.
Homework Offered
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.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
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.
Grades Offered
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.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(101)
Hello, I'm Beth Hall, an AP Lang teacher from Arkansas. 

I've taught honors, AP, and concurrent credit high school English courses in a public school setting for 10 years. Additionally, I have been an academic writing and SAT/ACT English tutor... 
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for 3 classes
1x per week, 3 weeks
45 min

Completed by 16 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 15-18
1-8 learners per class

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