Welcome to our continuing FREE C2 Education Webinar Series! We’re here to help you navigate through academic changes and impacts due to the coronavirus pandemic. This week, we’re continuing our Roadmap to College and College Essays series. Check out previous episodes here.
College Roadmap: Researching Schools
One of the keys to success in college admissions is in college research and optimizing your college application list. Knowing which schools you should include on your list will maximize your chances of being accepted to multiple schools, but first, you must research colleges in a thoughtful manner before you make your list for applications. This will ultimately make all the difference when you are selecting your final choice after acceptance decisions are shared with applicants. It is critical to understand what college fit vs. match is, and what to look for in general when identifying safety, target, and reach schools. Also, by utilizing the best resources, you can make your college research more efficient, so you can move onto the application and college essay quickly.
Join us to dig into the best process for conducting college research and some key resources and practices you should use in preparation for college admissions.
REGISTER: Tuesday, June 2 at 11 AM ET
REGISTER: Tuesday, June 2 at 6 PM ET
REGISTER: Tuesday, June 2 at 9 PM ET
College Essays: Pulling It All Together + Writing Supplemental Essays
In this 4th part of C2’s College Essay series, we will revisit each key piece of the college essay while tying it all together. In previous webinars, we focused on the introduction, body paragraph, and conclusion separately as that is the best way to write each part. However, the key final step after drafting and revising is to revisit the essay as a whole at a later time, giving yourself some time to obtain more perspective or to provide your mind with some space to approach your essay with fresh eyes. And, while your main college essay, the personal statement, is incredibly important, so are any supplemental essays required. Many top schools will ask additional supplemental questions that are typically limited to a paragraph or a few short sentences – schools do this to ascertain more information about the student that they cannot glean from the rest of the application or the personal statement.
Join us as we take our last few steps in the College Essay series. We will spend some time reviewing each part of the college essay while tying it together, and then jump into supplemental essays and how best to tackle them.
REGISTER: Thursday, June 4 at 11 AM ET
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Roadmap to College: Building Your List
Once you complete your college research in a thorough, thoughtful manner, you can build your final list of colleges to apply to in a confident manner. Since you’ve walked through a set process to gather the right information each school, particularly information that matters to your future college life, you can begin selecting schools and sorting them into various designations like safety, target, and reach. Categorizing your schools will help manage your expectations and also provide more inspiration to focus on particular essays, personal and supplemental. Another key critical step when creating your list is to optimize your list – it’s easy to feel like you should apply to as many schools as possible so you’re “guaranteed” to go to a college, but it is a much better practice to curate your college list before you start filling in the application. By optimizing your safety, target, and reach school lists, you can focus your time and energy on the schools you truly want to apply to.
Join us as we embark on the next part of our Roadmap to College in a COVID World series. We’ll jump right into best practices for building your list and categorizing each school.
REGISTER: Tuesday, June 9 at 11 AM ET
REGISTER: Tuesday, June 9 at 6 PM ET
REGISTER: Tuesday, June 9 at 9 PM ET
College Essays: Analyzing Great vs. Bad Essays
With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing and continuing to affect different parts of our lives, writing a great college essay will be even more important than before – schools have adjusted their GPA systems to accommodate all students, SAT/ACT test dates have been delayed or cancelled. The college essay will be even more critical for college admissions. Over the last month, we’ve taken a focused look at each part of the college essay, including how to tie it all together and how to tackle supplemental essays. While an organized, repeating process is the best for any kind of writing, it is also important to understand what separates great essays from bad essays. Is it language or word choice? Is it sentence structure or syntax? Writing is an intricate art that is composed of many pieces, and when it comes to the college essay, utilizing every single tool and writing strategy will make your essay great vs. good or bad.
Join us as we wrap-up our College Essay series by looking at great vs. bad essays, extracting detailed thoughts and information based on word choice, sentence structure, descriptive/evocative statements, etc – the extra 1% of the essay that makes it truly shine.