D: Prep for College App Essay

Summer at Blake - Hopkins Campus

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - Friday, August 21, 2015
Hopkins Campus 110 Blake Road South HopkinsMN  55343
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - Friday, August 21, 2015
Hopkins Campus 110 Blake Road South HopkinsMN  55343

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What's Included

Students will be asked to read 40 essays, respond to an essay prompt, and complete the four-page Writer’s Survey posted on the Moodle class page. In class Mrs. Barrows will review the assigned essay examples and present additional materials and admission practices. There will be a break between the first and second hours with refreshments. The class examines the college essay as a literary genre, explores the writing process, and reviews the admission context. Please note: Students will not write their college essays as part of the class. The foundation for essay writing will be set by the students’ preparation before class, the four hours of class instruction, and through completion of the Writer’s Survey. Mrs. Barrows will review each student’s survey and return it with comments. She will meet with students individually to discuss essay drafts once school begins. Students who do not take this class meet first with their college counselor to discuss essay drafts and may meet with Mrs. Barrows after that.

About This Organizer

Join Blake this Spring and Summer for exciting seasons of growth and fun. Spring and Summer is when we can open our doors wide to students from the neighborhood and across the Twin Cities. The love of learning is central to the mission of The Blake School and we invite students from pre–kindergarten through twelfth grade to pursue academic, artistic and athletic interests and passions.


From camps to courses, from the ice arena to the science lab, students enjoy Blake's amazing facilities, talented coaches and superb teachers. We are excited about all that our 2016 programs have to offer, and we hope you will join us.




Jessie Briol



Director of Summer at Blake

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