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Writing Camp: How to Craft a Winning College Personal Statement Essay

Class
Nathan Snyder, Ph.D.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(13)
This 2-session writing camp will help students craft a solid personal statement to submit as part of the college application process. Students will also receive target feedback for a quality submission.

Class experience

US Grade 10 - 12
Students will learn the essential elements of personal writing from topic selection through introspective reflection. Personal writing is rarely taught as formal instruction in schools and these skills are not inherent. Students will be taught to find a balance in implementing imagery, writing action, and reflecting on the world around them, all while maintaining clarity by following the conventions of English.
I have been teaching English Language Arts courses for 18 years in rural and urban settings. I currently teaching in a public high school in Manhattan, NYC where I teach 9-week Memoir course. 
Homework Offered
After Session 1, students will finish writing a draft of their essays and will read student exemplars as models. After Session 2, students will revise their essays and email the teacher (optionally) for two additional rounds of feedback.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
All feedback is individualized. Each student will receive peer feedback during the second session. Also, each student will receive two rounds of written individual feedback from the teacher with positive notes and comments (if using Google Docs) or track changes (if using Microsoft Word) on how to improve the essay.
Grades Offered
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(13)
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I have been enthusiastically teaching English Language Arts in various public secondary schools (both rural and urban) for over 18 years. I have a B.S. in English Education from Indiana Univ. of PA, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from... 
Group Class

$125

for 2 classes
1x per week, 2 weeks
60 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(5)
Completed by 16 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 15-18
2-10 learners per class

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