5th Form · Applications

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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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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COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP RECAP & ESSAY PROMPTS FOR NEXT YEAR’S APPLICATIONS

COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP RECAP Last night, Deb Shaver, the Dean of Admissions at Smith College, presented an essay writing workshop to our juniors in order to help them gain insight into what admissions offices are looking for and what they like to see (and don’t like to see!) when reviewing college essays. (Thank you, Dean… Continue reading COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP RECAP & ESSAY PROMPTS FOR NEXT YEAR’S APPLICATIONS

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THE “OPTIONAL” WRITING SECTION ON THE ACT & SAT

On both the ACT and the “new” SAT, test takers have the option of completing the writing section of the exam. While ACT, Inc. and the College Board are the ones offering this option, is it truly optional? Although it technically is, we would strongly encourage you to take it. Kent is a school with a… Continue reading THE “OPTIONAL” WRITING SECTION ON THE ACT & SAT