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Write Your Story: Personal And College Essay

Write Your Story: Personal And College Essay will teach students how to to comprehend the structure of; create; and refine a personal essay that could be used as the basis for a college application or prestigious writing competition.

Learning Objectives

This course will…..

  • Create an original personal essay in a unique and personal voice
  • Identify, analyze, and utilize the elements that make a personal essay effective and engaging
  • Draft and make significant revisions to their own work
  • Provide revision feedback to classmates
  • Understand the criteria top colleges and universities use to evaluate student applications, with a particular focus on the essay
  • Identify the colleges and universities they most wish to attend
  • Analyze and describe the qualities that specific colleges look for in students
  • Reflect on and clearly identify their own strengths, experiences, and qualities to highlight in their essays, to match what selected colleges are looking for
  • Identify and develop strong college essay topics that correspond to application prompts

Course Outcomes

  • A 250-word narrative personal essay
  • A 250-word thematic personal essay
  • A list of strong topics to use in future personal essays
  • Eight personal reflections
  • Two essay development plans
  • Good preparation for standardized tests
  • Satisfies criteria for Knovva Academic Standards, based on IB, PISA, Cambridge, and Common Core standards
  • A Certificate of Completion from Knovva Academy and corresponding transcript

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About the Instructor

Amy H.

Amy H. is a world-class educator and graduate of Cornell University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, whose students have gone onto undergraduate education at some of the world’s greatest learning institutions, including Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Brown, and Cornell. She is currently the Head of College Counseling and Readiness at Knovva Academy,

Course Highlights

This course includes:

  • Format: Group class (5-7 students)
  • Level 1
  • Track: Counseling
  • Key Deliverables: 1 personal narrative essay, 1 thematic personal essay, list of topics for future essays, 8 personal reflections, 2 essay development plans
  • Standards: IB, PISA, Cambridge, and CCSS-ELA
  • Certificate: Certificate of Completion and course transcript

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