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Tips for Writing College Essays
This typed, one page "Tip Sheet" lists the first 5 criteria that college admissions officers consider when assessing an application and also gives 17 pointers for students who have to write their personal essays for the college application. I compiled this page for my seniors after attending an ass
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Final Project for Any Novel: Character Writes a College Essay
Looking to engage your college-obsessed juniors and seniors? Try this creative project you can use with any novel. In this packet you’ll find the handouts you need to guide students through a unique adaptable ELA project in which a literary character fills out a brag sheet, chooses colleges of int
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Writing the College Essay Application Powerpoint (19 slides)
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How to write a college essay
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Writing a Literary Essay BUNDLE (Lucy Calkins)
Opinion writing is essential for students in the upper elementary and middle grades. Writing about reading is a great place to start! Included in this bundle are: * 10 scaffolded powerpoint lessons with objectives, learning targets, and exit tickets * 3 original exemplars * 3 mini rubrics * 1 rev
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How to Write a Persuasive Essay for AP Spanish PowerPoint and Activities
This 68-slide PowerPoint and activities include the following: ~The goal of the persuasive essay’s point ~The different kinds of arguments ~The different kinds of evidence ~Vocabulary to express cause and effect ~Expressions for stating one’s opinion ~Vocabulary for meeting objections ~Components of

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College Essay: Comprehensive 7 Session Workshop Series
The College Essay: A Comprehensive, 7 Session Workshop Series offers a tool that can help any student write an excellent college essay. This downloadable PDF can be used by the student themselves, or a teacher, tutor or counselor can use the outline and materials to conduct their own individual or
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How to Write College Application Essays with Example and Assignment
Looking for the Do's and Don'ts, the How's and Why's of college application essays? This is a 20 page guide of handouts, examples, and an assignment that I use when giving a college application essay writing unit to 11th and 12th graders. It goes over general tips and strategies as well as specific
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College Essay Writing
Writing a college essay is an essential part of applying to college. Most colleges now require an essay. This product would be ideal to use with either 11th graders or 12th graders in the fall. Students can practice writing college essays in preparation for their actual essay.. I have outlined the f
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College Essay Examples Student Analysis Notes
A collection of example college essays for students to read, along with a note-taking graphic organizer for notes on how personal voice comes through in the writing.

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Writing: Basic Essay & Research Paper Bundled Units!
PURCHASE BOTH COMMON CORE ALIGNED CURRICULUM UNITS FOR A DISCOUNTED PRICE!Both units combined is all you will need to teach your students how to write in high school. Simply begin with a foundation and build from that point with every literature unit you teach.I have tried to organize both units to
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Sir Gawain College Essay Writing Assignment
Sir Gawain's College Essay: This activity requires students to write a short college application essay from the point of view of Sir Gawain, explaining how he has met or been unable to meet the nonphysical and physical ideals in the knights' chivalric code. A rubric is included. This is a great home
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College Essay Article Group Jigsaw Activity
A collection of articles from the New York Times about college essays and the college admission process along with class discussion questions and individual article questions. There is 1 whole class article and 9 group articles that you could use for a group jigsaw on the topic of college essays and

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College Essay Revision Forms & Rubrics
This file contains 11 pages of self/peer revision/ editing forms to use with your students for the college essay writing process. It also contains two different rubrics for you to choose from- one that is holistic and one that is itemized by individual writing skills. These forms are a great way
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Simple Steps to Writing a Persuasive Essay Google Drive Digital Resource
This interactive digital resource for Google Drive will teach anyone how to write a persuasive essay. Learning to write a persuasive essay is a skill all writers should perfect. Chances are good that at one time or another, an adult will find it necessary to express his or her opinion on some import
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College Essay Editing & Revision Packet
An editing and revision packet for student college application essays. Includes tips for revising writing, questions for self-revision and peer-revision, and instructions for a ratiocination highlighting exercise that helps students work on word choice and active/passive verbs.

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How to Write a Critical Essay in 40 Minutes
This is the handout Charlene Tess used for years in her classroom to help students learn to write a critical essay required on Advanced Placement Exams. It will help students complete the task in the 40 minutes of time allotted them on the tests. The packet includes a student written sample essay.
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College Essay Overview Presentation
An introductory presentation for a college essay unit that includes a breakdown of the college application process, an introduction to the Common App prompts and writing strategies for each one, and pre-writing exercises to help students get started on their essay.

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College Essay Article Analysis
An article analysis assignment in which students read an article titled "They Loved Your GPA Then They Saw Your Tweets" about college admissions and social media, and then answer analysis questions for a class discussion. Works well during a college essay unit to discuss an element of the process st

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The College Admissions Essay: Writing a Unique Essay for College Application
There are few things that engender more stress in students and parents than the dreaded college admissions essay. Students procrastinate and fear them, and parents want them to be done right. So what can you do as a teacher to help students feel like they have successfully accomplished this challeng
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College Essay Writing Part 2 - Brainstorming Ideas
An effective college essay begins with reflection, but most students (and teachers) dive right in by brainstorming topics. Slow down, and your students will write stronger, more meaningful essays that will help them stand out. These materials were developed by Susan Knoppow and Kim Lifton of Wow Wri
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College Admissions Exercise for the Senior or College Essay
What do the college admissions boards think about when they are reading hundreds of essays? The students are now guided through the exercise of anonymously reviewing other students' papers and deciding whether or not they are admitted to their university. -All students are given a number to docu
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College Essay Writing Part 3 - Pre-writing and Drafts
Before they draft a college essays, students should be clear about WHY they've chosen their topic. What does it demonstrate about them? How does it fill out the application? These activities prepare students to write and revise their essays with focus and intention, moving from content to structure
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College Essay Assignment (Activity + PowerPoint)
Prepare your seniors for college applications by having them write a college essay. This PowerPoint provides a nice attention-grabber/activity to gauge the importance of a solid college essay and leads into tips and strategies students should remember while writing.
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