Starting applications, the write way

Alyssa Pearson

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The ominous keyboard seems to stare back at seniors as they brace themselves for one of the hardest parts of the school year–college essays. Many seniors have started the writing portion of applying for universities. Because these essays are a major deciding factor when applying to universities, the East Wing Tutoring Center is hosting a College Essay Writing Workshop on Sept. 15 after school in room EE 133. 

“They [college essays] are more important than test scores and transcripts and help make you unique from other candidates,” Gabrielle Bridges, senior, said. 

The workshop will cover specifics on how to write, submit, and proofread a college essay. There will also be information provided on what colleges are requiring in the writing portion of the application. At the end of the workshop, students will have the opportunity to peer edit others’ rough drafts. 

“I think it [the College Essay Writing Workshop] will be beneficial because it allows students to get ideas for their essays and also allows them to share what they have written to be edited,” Jhene Sturdivant, senior, said. 

Students who attend will benefit from the tips and tricks discussed during the workshop. Essays are crucial to an application, as some colleges are heavily basing their decisions on these writing pieces rather than standardized tests this year. 

“College essays are very important because they show a college a personalized look about your character beyond what you do at school,” Jackson Humenik, senior, said. 

For more information, contact the East Wing Events Coordinators; Alyssa Pearson, Gabrielle Bridges, Jhene Sturdivant and Ansley Rippey via school email.