College Essay Bootcamp: Day 1
Mission/Vision Workshop Peer Critique: Get in groups of 2-3 and take turns sharing your problem/why/mission/vision statements. Here are questions for the critiquers:
Refinement time! (10 minutes)
TRANSITION: Welcome to College Essay Boot Camp
1 minute: Close your eyes, take 5 deep breaths-- get settled and anchored into this new phase of the day, and class. Now, think about how you feel about the college application process. Scan your body. Notice how your body feels. Perhaps there is tension in your chest, etc…. Just notice those for now. Take three more deep breaths and when ready, open your eyes
College Essay Reflection Prompts (answer these questions on a notecard for Ashley)
Whole Class Debrief: Can I have at least 5 people share their purpose?
College Essay Bootcamp Overview-- Read this document closely: College Essay Boot Camp
Let’s look at the list of resources on my Documents page
Where Are You?
The corners of the classroom have been labeled with numbers 1-4. Go to the corner that best represents your current status in regards to college essays. Use the following criterion:
Which phrase best describes your current situation in regards to college essay writing?
We'll form groups of 4, with students from each corner so there is a mix. You will be working in/with your support group at different points throughout the College Essay Boot Camp to help answer questions, provide suggestions for each other, serve as sounding boards, etc. After your group is formed, go to the link for Support Group Scheduling. MAKE A COPY of this document, and work with your group to fill it out. You'll run through the following tasks:
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Humanities teacher at Animas High School