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Returning the Essay to Its Roots: A Creative Nonfiction Approach to the College Admission/First-Year Writing Class Essay

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In this session, the presenters will discuss how the creative nonfction essay can be used as a model for college admission essays and FYW essays that students across the United States are expected to write each year. They will present real college admission prompts paired with accessible creative nonfction essays that can be used at the end of junior year or beginning of senior year as a catalyst for writing the admission essay. Their discussion will work through the structure of the creative nonfction essay and how it applies to the admission essay and the longer expository prose pieces assigned to FYW students. Attendees will gain specifc techniques to introduce in their writing courses to improve the quality of their students’ essays in the hope of improving their students’ chances of success in the college application process and their college writing courses.

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Apr 16th, 3:00 PM Apr 16th, 3:30 PM

Returning the Essay to Its Roots: A Creative Nonfiction Approach to the College Admission/First-Year Writing Class Essay

Session 6 Breakouts

In this session, the presenters will discuss how the creative nonfction essay can be used as a model for college admission essays and FYW essays that students across the United States are expected to write each year. They will present real college admission prompts paired with accessible creative nonfction essays that can be used at the end of junior year or beginning of senior year as a catalyst for writing the admission essay. Their discussion will work through the structure of the creative nonfction essay and how it applies to the admission essay and the longer expository prose pieces assigned to FYW students. Attendees will gain specifc techniques to introduce in their writing courses to improve the quality of their students’ essays in the hope of improving their students’ chances of success in the college application process and their college writing courses.