For the student looking for personalized instruction with the college Common Application essay, a SJP English teacher will help brainstorm ideas, recommend a topic uniquely personal to the student, provide feedback on drafts, and offer final proofreading. Following an intentional schedule, students will brainstorm ideas in June, develop drafts in July, and polish their product in August. In that way, the Common App essay will be largely competed by September allowing the student to focus on other college-related activities during the first semester of senior year. To enroll, check out this listing on our Academic Enrichment page.
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