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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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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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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