Writing the College Admissions Essay

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Course Number: 
PSPR 009 920
Instructor: 

COX, JULIA J

Course Description: 

This course will teach students to use the skills they have already mastered on social media to brand themselves on college applications. We will take a practical approach to college essay writing: from topic selection to drafting and editing. During the first week, we will discuss how to frame life experiences in a personal essay and read over several examples. We will then look at the topic options on the 2017 Common Application and strategize approaches to each one before students choose a topic to draft. We will also discuss strategies for the supplemental essays required by many schools. In this module, students will learn to write effective and persuasive personal statements for college admissions. Each student will leave the course with a polished personal statement and supplemental essay.

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