Anxiety; College Essay

16 Oct

9th Grade: Anxiety and Speak

Today we will read this article: Anxiety

Answer the following questions:

What is the author’s main idea? Give examples from the text to support your answer.

What is the point of the story the author tells in the beginning of the article?

New Skills!

Anecdote: A story used to prove a point

Ethos: Using a person’s experience and character to persuade others.

I will check to see that you have your ten bullet points on the reading from pages 63-82. Tonight read the rest of the Second Marking (page 92).

12th Grade: College Essay

Today we will explore the Common App Essay Prompts. Here’s a helpful video:

In class today, you will brainstorm ideas for each prompt in your notebook…

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. [No change]

2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? [Revised]

3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome? [Revised]

4. Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma – anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution. [No change]

5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. [Revised]

6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more? [New]

7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design. [New]

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