|Course Dates||Length||Meeting Times||Status||Format||Instructor(s)||CRN|
|June 28, 2021 - July 14, 20216/28 - 7/14||2 Weeks||Online||Open||Online||Robert Ward||11799|
|June 28, 2021 - July 14, 20216/28 - 7/14||2 Weeks||Online||Open||Online||Kiran Saili||11662|
|June 28, 2021 - July 14, 20216/28 - 7/14||2 Weeks||Online||Open||Online||Dorin Smith||11655|
|July 12, 2021 - July 28, 20217/12 - 7/28||2 Weeks||Online||Open||Online||Michael Gastiger||11659|
|July 12, 2021 - July 28, 20217/12 - 7/28||2 Weeks||Online||Open||Online||Michelle Rada||11654|
|July 12, 2021 - July 28, 20217/12 - 7/28||2 Weeks||Online||Open||Online||Eleanor Rowe||11652|
|July 26, 2021 - August 11, 20217/26 - 8/11||2 Weeks||Online||Open||Online||Fabrizio Ciccone||11661|
|July 26, 2021 - August 11, 20217/26 - 8/11||2 Weeks||Online||Open||Online||Ilan Ben-Meir||11660|
|July 26, 2021 - August 11, 20217/26 - 8/11||2 Weeks||Online||Open||Online||Olivia Lafferty||11653|
In this two-week-long seminar, we will explore the balance between self-expression and effective communication essential to writing the powerful personal narratives that are at the root of successful college admissions essays. Together, we will practice strategies for constructing a personal profile and translating yourself into a specific and engaging essay for your applications.
For two weeks, students will do practice exercises, preparing them to write their admissions essay(s); consider larger questions of reading and writing personal statements and respond to other students in the course using discussion boards; read sample questions and learn how best to respond in their personal statements; read and analyze sample essays to discover what makes them successful; draft their own essays as a response to sample questions; workshop their essays with other students and receive feedback from their instructor; and revise their essays in response to feedback.
(This course is taught entirely online: there will be no face-to-face or synchronous meetings. Rather, all communications between and among students and the instructor will be done in writing - after all, it is a writing course!)
At the end of the course, each student will have drafted, received feedback on, and revised a personal statement suitable for a college application. Students will have a good sense of what makes an effective personal statement for college admissions and should have a draft from which to work.