College Essay Reading

 

Berkeley High’s College Essay Readers are a group of professional writers and editors committed to helping BHS seniors shine through their personal statements for UC, the Common App and supplemental essays. Readers will be available in the College Career Center on a first come, first served basis to help students brainstorm, write and revise their essays. Essay reading begins on Sept 11, 2017 and continues until the start of winter break. Here’s the daily schedule:

Other useful links and tips:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the UC essay prompts and the Common App prompts.
  2. Brainstorm. This is a really important step, but one that writers usually breeze past. Here are two good videos for guided brainstorming: Objects Exercise and Values Exercise
  3. Join our Facebook page. Updates and reader schedules will be posted there.

Other resources (there are tons of resources on websites and YouTube. Some are free, some are not).

  1. The College Essay Guy has a bunch of good free resources including —
    1. Brief Guide to UC Prompts
    2. One Hour Guide to Writing the Personal Statement
  2. College Essay Advisors have a good breakdown of the Common App.

 

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    October 20, 2017
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    October 20, 2017
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    October 23, 2017
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    October 24, 2017
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    October 25, 2017
    11:35 am - 12:18 pm
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    October 25, 2017
    3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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    October 26, 2017
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    October 27, 2017
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    October 30, 2017
    3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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    October 31, 2017
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    Intramurals (Jacket Gym)
    November 1, 2017
    11:35 am - 12:18 pm
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    After School Tutoring (CCC)
    November 1, 2017
    3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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