Online Summer "Class": College Essay Writing

Post date: May 23, 2012 6:35:28 AM

Rising G12 students have the opportunity to work on college essays/personal statements over the summer by joining an online "group class" on Edmodo. Each week starting May 31, I will post a short writing exercise that students can respond to. You should go to and enter the group code "fhymtb" to join.

In the meanwhile, here are two articles on writing the college essay to get you started:

The College Admissions Essay: Finding a Topic (NY Times)

Tips for the Personal Essay Options on the Common Application (