One of the themes of this year for me, for you, is increasing independence. As such, I’m putting you in the driver’s seat for much of this process. In college, it’s unlikely that your professors will have interim deadlines for papers and projects. You will have to plan your time, hold yourself accountable, and seek the help you need. So let’s practice that with this project—there’s some symbolic resonance, no?
Sample Essay Read-aloud.
Choose one of the sample essays in your group to read out loud. Non-readers should follow along with the paper in front of you. As you read look for the following. When the read aloud is done, discuss:
Where Are You?
The corners of the classroom have been labeled with numbers 1-4. Go to the corner that best represents your current status in regards to college essays. Use the following criterion:
Which phrase best describes your current situation in regards to college essay writing?
Pick a group of 3 students from your corner and form a support group. You will be working in/with your support group for many of the remaining College Essay Boot Camp tasks. After your group is formed, go to the link for Support Group Scheduling. MAKE A COPY of this document, and work with your group to fill it out. You'll run through the following tasks:
As a group, you'll create a schedule using the handout and resources on the handout.
Deadlines and Resources
Start work on brainstorming for your college essay draft!
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