This website is an Common Application to many colleges and universities around the United States.
Go to Explore Colleges and click on the region of the U.S. they are interested in attending school.
As you scroll, hear that the prompts they selected from yesterday are options to complete the Common Application. By completing this one application with this one essay, you are applying to all of the colleges and universities you see listed. If you are interested in any of these, this is an awesome application to complete.
For the time being, we are all going to write one of these essays which must be at least 250 words and no more than 650 words as we consider how both our negative and positive experiences can shape our futures for the better.
As a class, read and annotate the example for prompt #2 to see what a personal narrative looks like and how one can take a negative experience like a failure and make it a positive one.
Read together then discuss what students notice about the development, organization, and style of the writing and how it is appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience of a college application.
Exit Task: In the Google Classroom assignment, Personal Narrative, begin to type your own personal narrative for the prompt you selected yesterday or continue to draft in your notebook. You will have the next two class periods to type.