The College Application Essay. IT’S ABOUT YOU ! Michael Settanni, Writing Coach. Tonight’s presentation. Background Roles Getting started Authentic voice The personal narrative Self-editing Do’s and don’ts The new Common Application questions Coaching conference dates
IT’S ABOUT YOU!
Michael Settanni, Writing Coach
Understand the difference
The college application essay is a personal narrative. That is, it’s an essay, memoir and story all at the same time. It should have some of the analysis, observation and interpretation of an essay, some of the reflection on experience of a memoir and some of the conflict and resolution of a story. All in 650 words or less.
. . . a story you tell about an experience you’ve had. It should have
A word about graphic organizers
It’s how you express your character/make-up/nature/temperament in writing. It can be many things, but it mustbegenuine.
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