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College Essay: Strategies for your College Essays - Session C

Description

The change in testing requirements alters the balance of how colleges review application information.  Given the change, Essays will play a vital role in the college admission process.  This GATE Parents Group-sponsored class is tailored to support students addressing UC and Common Application Essay prompts and the development of quality drafts for essay/personal statements. Priority enrollment will be given to rising seniors.  All sessions for this course are held virtually. All sessions for this course are held virtually. Each class has a required minimum number of enrollment policy. If the minimum class size is not met, the class may be canceled and a full refund provided.

 

Comprehensive Review Process: 

The instructor will review the academic transcripts, test scores and student resume in conjunction with the student’s intended college and major selections. Additionally, the instructor will review the student applicant's academic and participation record to help craft an application essay that will complement the application and communicate student passion, need, or any other critical information to the application reader.

 

Format:        

One virtual large group orientation meeting - two hours

Two virtual small group pre-write meetings - one hour each

Two virtual one-on-one meetings with the instructor - 45 minutes per meeting 

 

Dates:     

Orientation: Monday, June 21, 2021, 6-8pm

 

Small group meetings on Wednesday, June 23 and Thursday, June 24 in either Session A, Session B, or Session C

 

Small Group Meeting #1: Wednesday June 23, 2021. 

Session A:  6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Session B: 7:00 pm to  8:00 pm 

Session C: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

Small Group Meeting #2: Thursday June 24, 2021 

Session A: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Session B: 7:00 pm to  8:00 pm 

Session C: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

One-on-One Sessions  

Students will sign up for two 45 minutes one-on-one sessions by using an online scheduling tool for their day and time. All students will receive two 45-minute virtual sessions to specifically review their information and essays. The instructor will use Google Docs to review all of the relevant information with students.

 

Course Fee: $385

 

Registration Dates:

5/12 - 5/18/21: GATE Student only registration

5/19 - 6/16/21: All Students registration (in or out of district)

6/16/21: Registration closes at 11:59 pm

6/21/21: First day of class

 

Questions? Email the instructor, Kevin Nelson, at knelson@smuhsd.org or the administrator at essay@gateparents.com



Instructor
Kevin Nelson
Fee
$385.00, Early Registration: $385.00
Maximum Students
21
Registration Dates
GATE Student Preferential Early Registration Period
5/12/2021 through 5/18/2021
All Student Registration Period
5/19/2021 through 6/16/2021
Enrollment Period
5/12/2021 through 6/16/2021
Fee Dates
Discounted Fee Registration Period
5/12/2021 through 5/18/2021
Regular Fee Registration Period
5/19/2021 through 6/16/2021
Class Sessions
TitleDayDateTimeLocationDescription
OrientationMonday6/21/20216:00 pm to 8:00 pmVirtual on lineOrientation Meeiting
Group CWednesday6/23/20215:00 pm to 6:00 pmVirtual on linePre Write Group Meeting
Group CThursday6/24/20215:00 pm to 6:00 pmVirtual on linePre Write Group Meeting