Reading for Understanding: The Personal Statement

Unit 2: Writing Memoir and a College Application Essay
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: SWBAT utilize outstanding examples of college application essays as "models" for their own application essay, understanding the "writerly" techniques of excellent college application essays.

Big Idea: ... there is an art to the 500 word Personal Statement (for a College Application) ...

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English / Language Arts, narrative voice, peer conferencing, Common Application Essay, peer critiquing
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