Our program details about writing CommonApp Essays
Our program aims at helping the students to draft a well-written personal statement reflecting their experiences on their academic journey, accomplishments, early struggles, etc. for the Common Application. It is hybrid program students initially join group tutoring and then later it will move to one-on-one to include individual student’s unique experiences.
Our program covers six group sessions and four 45-minute-long one on one sessions with each student. Both sessions will occur concurrently, but group sessions will have a set date and time to be determined.
This is our first session with students. In this session, we will give an introduction of ourselves and what colleges the students are interested in applying to. It covers the fundamentals of the writing process and how to efficiently start theprocess.From this session, students get the benefit of receiving feedback from the class about their potential topics to get started with writing.
The second sessionfocuses on building an outline for your essay and a general structure. We also teach what parts of an outline should be prioritized and howto accurately reflect the importance of specific parts like main messages and hooks in your outline.
Students will be trained to independently come up with potential topics for CommonAppessays in this session. Our experts will help them understand the pros/cons of each topic along with a general outline for one or two topics.
This session focuses on the function of the first draft and enablesstudents to do a revision of the first draft. They get hands-on training on prioritizing broader revisions for editing ideas and emphasizing key parts.
This session instills confidence to come up with a first draft of the finished essay according to theoutline discussed in the first individual session. The tutors will focus on a broader revision of the student’s presentation ofthe topic and perform reverse outlining to see flaws in the draft’s structure.
In this session, we’ll continue to revise based on the ideas from our Individual Session #2 and Group Session #3, but focus more on how to tell if your essay achieves true conciseness. Students will learn the qualitiesof good hooks, conclusions, and “meaningful” lines, and effectively apply these positive qualities to their ownwriting. Also, a more in-depth review of example essays will begin to show the importanceof every single line in an essay.
Students bring a second draft in this session that improves on the first draft using therevisions given during Session #2. We will focus primarily on specific lines and concepts to correct to allow for a more cohesive, concise essay. Our aim is to train every student to learn the art of writing in a simple and direct way.
In the fifth session, students interact with each other on how to improve their writing.
The final session will see active in-depth final revisions on the final draft, to help the students understand if their draft is completed.
In this individual session, students will get a final draft that applies the line-by-line feedback from Session #3. Our aim is to ensure that, they come up with an essay and are ready to submit the same on time.