The writing workshop for cohort 8 provided students an opportunity to hear from guest speakers about personal statements and the process it takes to craft one that stands out. During the sessions, students and writing coaches had time to meet and get to know one another before starting the journey of writing a personal statement.
Students learned about the realities of writing a personal statement from a college admissions officer as well as a student from cohort 7. Students and coaches participated in writing exercises centered on self and family to get a better understanding of each other and many different writing styles. These exercises will be helpful to the students when writing a personal statement because writing an engaging piece is essential to be noticed.
Students in cohort 8 are getting ready to start the college admission process and will have weekly meetings with their writing coaches to perfect their essays. We are excited to see how the students craft their essays!