Read this New York Times article about a controversial college essay and answer the following prompts:
Who Am I? Brainstorm
Support Group Check In (Be sure to save 5 minutes at the end of class to check back in and share out what you accomplished today)
College Essay Work Time
Today, your goal should be to get a complete draft written, and if possible, do some initial refinements. Try to run right up against the word limit of your essay!
Support Group Check-In
In the last 5 minutes of class, regroup with your support group. Go around, see how well each person did at achieving the goal they set for themselves at the start of class today.
Have 3 printed copies of your essay for peer critique Wednesday. PRINT BEFORE CLASS. Make sure each copy includes, at the top of the paper:
Lesson plans posted daily. Come here to see what you missed, find instructions, etc.