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Getting Personal: Craft Your College Application Essay with Scholastic
Wednesday, July 13
2:30-5 PM ET
Online event, open to all young adults who are woman-identifying or gender expansive + Scholastic employees
Scholastic and Girls Write Now meet for an intergenerational exchange to help young writers take their college application personal statements to the next level!
After mentees have a short lesson in writing the personal statement and dedicated time to draft their essays, Scholastic employees—“Mentors for the Day”— will work with mentees to strengthen their essays in small group breakout rooms. Mentees will give and receive constructive feedback on their drafts, or partial drafts, using our Active Listening technique, a tried and true methodology.
Mentors will also answer questions about their college and career journeys. Don’t miss this opportunity to work on writing while enjoying an intergenerational gathering of insight, networking and wisdom!
Meet the Teaching Artist
Susanna Horng is a mother, writer, and Clinical Professor in Liberal Studies at NYU who lives in NYC. Her work has appeared in Bennington Review, The Rumpus, and Minerva Rising. She has been supported by Catwalk Art Residency, a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Fiction, and was a Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship in Literature.
This event is open to:
all mentees, corporate partner employees, mentee applicants, program alum and the public
July 13, 2022 – 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, connecting educators and families through accessibility, engagement, and expertise. Girls Write Now and Scholastic have partnered together for over two decades through genre-based workshops, our CHAPTERS reading series hosted at the Scholastic Auditorium, partnerships with writers from Scholastic’s author pool, essay contests, and more. Learn more about our corporate partnerships!