Ms. Baldry, Secondary College Counselor, and Ms. Maguire, Secondary Teacher-Librarian, are teaming up to offer two workshops for students next week to help them with either (or both) the college essay for the Common App and other applications and / or the personal statement for UCAS applications. The workshops will be held on the following days and times:
Tuesday 11 September: Common App and Essay Writing workshop (during B Block)
Thursday 13 September: UCAS Personal Statement workshop (during advisory)
The Common App workshop will help students understand more about
1) what admissions officers at top tier universities DO and DO NOT want to see in college essays
2) how to evaluate sample college essays based on admissions officer feedback with a view toward making their own essays stronger
3) using the 2018-19 Common App writing prompts to start generating material for essays.
The UCAS workshop will be similar in structure but targeted toward the requirements of the UCAS personal statement, which tends to be more heavily focused on one's desired program of study.
We hope that through these workshops students will gain strategies for writing even stronger essays.
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 07:15 - 15:45 / Friday: 07:15 - 14:30