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WITS College Essay Mentoring

As a follow-up to our fall essay mentoring event at Franklin High School, last week we reconvened juniors and the mentors who had helped them. In the fall, students brainstormed topics and mentors helped them begin working on an essay for their college and scholarship applications. This time, students came with an essay they had been working on in Ms. Susan Bartley’s English class.  The mentors dug in and helped with grammar, word choice, and specific writing techniques. Even with so much hands-on work, the conversations went beyond structure and into the far-reaching territories of voice, subject, and students’ concerns about choosing a university. At the end, students and mentors left with ink-smudged fingertips and hopeful smiles. Many thanks to all those involved!


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