College Admissions - Essay Writing Mini-Unit

College Admissions - Essay Writing Mini-Unit
College Admissions - Essay Writing Mini-Unit
College Admissions - Essay Writing Mini-Unit
College Admissions - Essay Writing Mini-Unit
College Admissions - Essay Writing Mini-Unit
College Admissions - Essay Writing Mini-Unit
College Admissions - Essay Writing Mini-Unit
College Admissions - Essay Writing Mini-Unit
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Learning Objective

Students will craft an engaging and sophisticated college essay, adapting their style and content for their intended audience and purpose.

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College Admissions Writing Mini-Unit: This resource will guide students through the college essay writing process from start to finish. From brainstorming activities to researching university values to revision stations, this unit provides a comprehensive approach to the writing process.

Students will know…

  • The characteristics of reflective essays and the elements that make a college essay effective.
  • Their intended audience’s values.
  • Brainstorming strategies for when they feel stuck.
  • Organizational approaches for college essays.
  • Appropriate diction and syntax for a college essay.
  • Types of sentences and strategies for varying syntax.
  • How to apply the recursive writing process to their work.
  • Methods for masterfully opening and closing their essays.

Students will understand:

  • Strong pieces of writing are intentionally crafted with specific audiences and purposes in mind.
  • Strong writers are not developed in isolation: mentor texts from skilled writers can help provide insight about how to improve.
  • Reflection and revision are essential components of mastery and growth.
  • Voice in narrative writing empowers writers to leave their own distinct fingerprint on their writing and better engage readers.

Students will be able to...

  • Apply components of the recursive writing process to create a focused and organized piece.
  • Craft a college essay with the values and beliefs of that college in mind.
  • Demonstrate the purpose of writing as reflective.
  • Adapt evidence, voice, and tone to audience, purpose, and situation.
  • Use varied syntax to enhance the overall effect of the essay.
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22 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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