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Greetings Students and Families,

My sophomores (22) and Juniors (21) are engaged in college research — learning more about potential academic majors that are a “fit” for their emerging interests and talents.  Whether you’re working with a private college counselor or your school’s guidance counselor,  juniors should be engaged in exploring colleges and perhaps scheduling some spring campus visits are on the agenda.

At some point during the spring semester- typically close to AP exams- -many English teachers assign writing the first draft of your Common App college essay. In isolation- while it’s great to start early, your teacher may not have the time to truly brainstorm with you more holistically about your experiences in a way that is strategic about the college application process ahead.  With a variety of essays– the core and college specific supplementals — before attempting to write for your teacher- at minimum, I strongly suggest having a conversation with your school’s college counselor to understand what’s required.  Here’s a few of my resources on college essays you can read or watch.

College Advisor Bonnie R. Rabin with a client

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS & COLLEGE ESSAYS PART 1 OF 2 WRITING EYE-CATCHING COMMON APPLICATION CORE ESSAY

and

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS AND COLLEGE ESSAYS: WRITING YOUR COLLEGE SPECIFIC SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAYS PART II OF II

I also invite Juniors to explore our June Writers’ Block Workshop– open to students in-person in South Florida and virtually. Space is limited- please register early!

Juniors- Class of 2021 – – The Common Application has announced 2020-21  Essays and once again there will minimal change to the core prompts.    Individual colleges announce their college-specific supplemental prompts over the summer.  These do change.

For all juniors,  get a jump start on your applications by completing your Common App Core Essay as soon as possible.

Our team is ready to assist with brainstorming content for your essay to best showcase your strengths and potential contribution to the freshman class of 2025!

Admissions Officers consider many factors in evaluating your college application, including your college application essay(s).

While students don’t need to be worrying about writing their college essay in 8th or even 10th grades, I encourage everyone to begin implementing a student-led path of exploration of both personal and academic pursuits throughout middle and high school.

 

Contact College Advisor Bonnie Rabin, PhD  at 833.MY.ESSAY  or click to connect.

Bonnie

 

Bonnie R. Rabin, Ph.D.
Educational and College Admissions Consultant
Professor Emeritus  –
Cornell University Alumni Rep
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