The College Essay is one of the most significant and stressful parts of applying to college. This workshop helps students eliminate that stress and walk away with completed compositions, 都是在高中正式开始之前.
在本课程中, 学生们会发现, 理解, and practice the essential skills of the college application essay, 包括通过描述讲故事, 编辑的影响和简洁, 培养一种反思的声音. 学生将学习如何阅读提示, 用一条清晰的推理线来叙述, and read model essays to learn how to craft an essay that reveals important aspects of their character and social and emotional growth. Students will write five different drafts over the course of the week and receive feedback on each essay both on an individual basis from the instructor and through workshop. All classes will be taught by current Berkeley 教师 members of the UD English Department. 作为额外的奖励, participants will get individual feedback on their writing and leave with a thoughtful and authentic application essay.
All participants must bring a laptop, tablet, or iPad to each session. 移动设备是不够的.
A member of the 上师 English Department for over 16-years, Danielle Marcantuono-Polstra is passionate about helping students maximize their potential as writers and thinkers. She has taught various courses from English 9 to AP English Literature and Composition. As the 教师 coordinator of the Hoover Writing Center, she has helped Middle and Upper division students 开发 important study, 组织, 写作技巧. She has a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and Performance Studies from Muhlenberg College and a MAT with a concentration in Instructional Design from the University of Southern California.
Tom Brandt has been working with summer programs for the last twenty years, teaching various classes including SAT Prep and Bridge program and supervising the before and aftercare programs. He has taught at Berkeley for the same twenty years, 他目前教AP Lang, 九年级英语, and serves as the Chair of the Honor Council and supervises the SAT/ACT Prep Program. 他获得了创意写作硕士学位, 英国文学硕士学位, 以及英国文学学士学位, and served on the board of several national and regional writing center associations, and he has participated in the AP Reading for the last ten years.