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IN REVIEW: ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP WITH YALE UNIVERSITY’S JOHN YI

Yesterday evening, Kent’s College Counseling Team hosted a Webinar–featuring John Yi, Associate Director of Admissions at Yale University–on the college essay writing process.  Also on the panel were Cate O’Dwyer, Chair of our English Department, who reviewed the dedicated treatment of personal narrative writing in our English curriculum; and three of our wonderful 5th formers–Rei… Continue reading IN REVIEW: ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP WITH YALE UNIVERSITY’S JOHN YI

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ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP WITH YALE UNIVERSITY’S JOHN YI

The College Counseling Office will host a Webinar on Monday, May 11 at 7:00pm – College Application Essays: Finding Your Voice   This webinar will feature John Yi, Associate Director of Admissions at Yale University, who will help us all identify how students can “find their voice” in writing their application essays.  What makes a compelling college application essay,… Continue reading ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP WITH YALE UNIVERSITY’S JOHN YI

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COMMON APPLICATION ANNOUNCES NO CHANGES TO ESSAY PROMPTS

The Common Application has posted its essay prompts for the 2020-21 schedule, and for the second consecutive year, the 7 options have remained the same.  They can be viewed here.  While we recommend that our juniors at least make themselves aware of the prompts at this point, we strongly suggest that they wait to begin… Continue reading COMMON APPLICATION ANNOUNCES NO CHANGES TO ESSAY PROMPTS

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5th FORMERS’ ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP

This past Tuesday, the College Counseling team–led by Mr. Shawn Rousseau–gave a presentation to our 5th formers on the process of developing their personal essays that will form an important part of their college applications.  While we don’t expect our juniors to begin working on their essays until this summer, this presentation hopefully served as… Continue reading 5th FORMERS’ ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP

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COMMON APPLICATION ANNOUNCES NO CHANGES TO ESSAY PROMPTS FOR 2019-20

The Common Application has announced its essay prompts for the 2019-20 application cycle, with no changes to the prompts from this past year.  Interested students can review this announcement here. It should be emphasized that current juniors should NOT feel any pressure to begin working on their essays until the summer, as their focus should… Continue reading COMMON APPLICATION ANNOUNCES NO CHANGES TO ESSAY PROMPTS FOR 2019-20

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STARTING YOUR APPS NOW AND THE COMMON APP REFRESH

Have you started to get bored over summer break yet?! Having been off from school for a few weeks, you (rising seniors) should be ready to start working on your college applications. Common App recently announced that its yearly refresh will happen between July 27th and August 1st. This means that you can create a Common… Continue reading STARTING YOUR APPS NOW AND THE COMMON APP REFRESH

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WRITING YOUR COLLEGE ADMISSION ESSAY

A couple weeks ago, our 5th formers attended an essay writing workshop conducted by Marisa Kogan, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Yale University. As we head into the summer, use the information below to know what prompts you will have to use, what to avoid doing, and how to get started. ESSAY PROMPTS FOR… Continue reading EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WRITING YOUR COLLEGE ADMISSION ESSAY

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THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA APPLICATION

The University of California (UC) system offers nine campuses that have been of great interest to Kent students over the years. There is a unique UC admissions application along with an unusual application deadline (November 30th). Please note that our fall term exams start on November 16th, and they run right into Thanksgiving break. This means you won’t have… Continue reading THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA APPLICATION