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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    9th Grade Freshman Orientation (Donahue Gym + 54 classrooms)
    August 22, 2018
    7:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Donahue Gym + 54 classrooms
    Football: JV Game vs Alameda (Away)
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: August 24, 2018 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Alameda High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Alameda
    Football: Varsity Game vs Alameda (Away)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: August 24, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Alameda High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Alameda
    Golf: Girls All Levels Match vs Arroyo (Home)
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: August 30, 2018 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Tilden Park
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Arroyo
    Football: JV Game vs Foothill (Away)
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: August 31, 2018 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Foothill High School (Pleasanton)
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Foothill
    Football: Varsity Game vs Foothill (Away)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: August 31, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Foothill High School (Pleasanton)
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Foothill
    Golf: Girls All Levels Match vs Arroyo (Away)
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: September 5, 2018 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Skywest Golf Course
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Arroyo
    Tennis: Girls All Levels Match vs San Lorenzo (Home)
    Starts: 3:30 pm
    Ends: September 6, 2018 - 3:30 pm
    Location: Channing Way Courts
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: San Lorenzo
    Volleyball: Girls JV Game vs Hayward (Home)
    Starts: 4:15 pm
    Ends: September 6, 2018 - 4:15 pm
    Location: Berkeley High - Donahue Gym
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Hayward
    Volleyball: Girls Varsity Game vs Hayward (Home)
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: September 6, 2018 - 5:30 pm
    Location: Berkeley High - Donahue Gym
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Hayward
    Football: JV Game vs Milpitas (Home)
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: September 7, 2018 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Milpitas
    Football: Varsity Game vs Milpitas (Home)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: September 7, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Milpitas