Teacher: Suzanne Morrison and Tracy Matthews
Dates: June 29 - July 3 (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with an hour break for lunch at 12:00 p.m.)
Cost: $175 FREE TO FSS STUDENTS
Prerequisite: For students entering twelfth grade
Summer is here, and with it, there will be time to start drafting your college essay. To set you up for a productive start to the college process, Friends Select English Department and College Counseling Office are pairing up to offer you the opportunity to learn more about the significance of the college essay, to draft and workshop an essay, and to get feedback and guidance in writing your essay.
No matter where you are in the process--just gathering some ideas or actually beginning a draft--this 3-day course will give you skills that can enhance all of your writing for the college process. Through a combination of mini-lessons in large group format, smaller group workshop time, and one-on-one conferencing with one of the teachers, this course will help you cultivate an authentic voice, write specifically for the college admissions audience, and learn how to make your writing come alive with more showing detail and less telling.
In order to participate in this process, you will need access to Zoom (audio and video), google documents, and email.
This course is taught by Suzanne Morrison and Tracy Matthews.
Suzanne Morrison has been teaching English for thirty years at both the college and secondary-school level. As a private tutor, an English teacher at several independent schools, and an educational consultant, Suzanne has worked extensively with students on their writing; for many of those years, she has led college essay workshops. She is currently English Dept chair at Friends Select School.
Tracy Matthews has read and critiqued thousands of college essays for Friends Select students in her role as Director of College Planning at Friends Select for the past 18 years, as a consultant to and volunteer with various community-based and summer scholar programs, and as a college admissions professional at Princeton University and Swarthmore College