April Volume 63 Number 7 Teaching the Tweens Pages Differentiating for Tweens Rick Wormeli Teaching tweens requires special skills—and the willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure student success. Effective instruction for year-olds looks different from effective instruction for 8-year-olds or year-olds. Combine the developmental needs of typical tweens and the wildly varying needs of individuals within this age group, and you can see that flourishing as a middle-grades teacher requires special skills.
How to Answer Prompt 1 Just about every spring, our email and voicemail inboxes get flooded with questions about the newly revised Common Application essay prompts. While summer break often means surfing the ocean waves or taking a family road trip, millions of high school scholars tackle their college admission essays.
The common application essays include seven options, with three revisions and two all-new topics. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it.
If this sounds like you, then please share your story. Prompt 1 asks students to tell their stories, and rightfully so. It gives you the chance to figuratively bring your application to life. We want to be inspired by your hobbies, creativity and even discovery of hidden talents.
Your mission—should you choose to accept it—is to write your most genuine narrative yet. Here are the top 5 questions you should ask yourself when mind-mapping prompt 1: For example, an admitted applicant wrote about how his uncanny rhyming ability inspired him to start monthly open-mic poetry nights at his high school.
In all your brainstorming, decide on what your passions really say about you. The committee wants to know what you value. Jot down important isms in your life.
These could be words like naturalism, individualism, freedomism, etc. What makes these values so powerful to you, others and the world around you?
What story do these pictures tell? An admitted applicant penned the story of how she found comfort after a close-family loss through teaching middle schoolers how to snowboard.
She paired her love for the mountains and educating students with vivid adjectives as imagery and ultimately captured the hearts of the admissions committee. Just as pictures are worth a thousand words, use your writing to show who you are rather than bogging your audience down with a list of likes and interests.
Never leave the admissions committee hanging. Take the guessing game out of the conclusion of the essay and tell the reader how what you shared connects to your goal of being admitted into to their institution. For example…How could you use your athletic talents to contribute to both the collegiate sports and local service programs?
Answering this question takes a good amount of time and research. It may prove the toughest, but will make your essay a delightfully-worthwhile read. Take a look at our FAQ page to find out more information about our college-admission consulting services, or give us a call or email to let us know how we can help you conquer the college application essay!Find this year's Common App writing prompts and popular essay questions used by individual colleges.
The college essay is your opportunity to show admissions officers who you are apart from your grades and test scores (and to distinguish yourself from the rest of a very talented applicant pool).
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