The High School Application Essay

The High School Application Essay


This purpose-built, intensive writing seminar will enable rising eighth graders to brainstorm, draft, and revise the majority of their high school application essays into polished work ready for submission. In each of the five meetings, students will read and discuss mentor texts, implement personal narrative writing strategies, and complete individualized work plans based on actual application prompts. Receiving professional editing in the form of direct instruction, one-on-one conferencing, and written feedback, students will emerge from the seminar proud of writing stories only they can tell.

Eligibility: Rising 8th graders (middle school class of 2020)

Scheduling: Weekdays in summer 2019 and Sundays in fall 2019

Location: All summer sessions will be held at Cathedral School for Boys, located at 1275 Sacramento Street in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood. All fall sessions will be held at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, located at 3200 California Street in San Francisco's Laurel Heights neighborhood.

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