Sentence By Sentence

We’re going to look at write essay and I’m gonna teach you how to write this essay sentence by sentence and I really mean that in fact we’re just gonna go through I’m gonna show you how to write the introduction sentence by sentence paragraph one sentence by sentence to sentence by sentence and the …

Tips and Tricks from Gettysburg College

1. Don’t overthink it. The more you wonder “will this impress an admissions officer, ” the more likely we can tell that you’ve spent too much time deciding on the “right” topic, causing your essay to lose personality and authenticity. 2. There is no perfect essay topic. Honestly, we’re just looking to learn more about …

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. 2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a …

Assignment Process Specifics

If you are already applying for colleges, and have the essay prompts for those schools, you may use  those prompts for this essay assignment. Otherwise, choose a topic that comes out of the  brainstorming you will do for this assignment. If you aren’t sure where you are applying, or are going to community college, a …

The College Essay – Student Handout

There are four components of the college essay to think about before beginning:   • Purpose: What is the college essay? Who am I writing it for? Why do it? • Structure: What should it look like? How long is it? How should it be structured? • Content: What should I write about? What do …

Persuasive Essay Writing

“I never said most of the things I said.” Yogi Berra, Baseball player Sometimes others put words in our mouths, or spread rumors about what we have done. Write an essay convincing others whether gossip affects another person or not. Be sure to – ● clearly state your thesis ● organize and develop your ideas …

Peer Editing Drill

For this task, students will need highlighters– I used colored pencil to shade in the colors when using paper– does not HAVE to be highlighters. Most of the time, I used Google Docs in my classroom to tackle essay writing, especially when it was still in a group setting since students were able to work …

Essay Editing Techniques

Remember, in order to receive full credit on this assignment, you must include specific examples of what you will change and how you will change it. 1. What is my thesis? Is it clear? How could I improve it? 2. What specific examples support the thesis? Are all details sufficient, appropriate, and are clearly related …