Essay Review Master Class – Assignment 1

Learning Objectives – Assignment 1

  • Refresh your understanding of the basics.
  • Evaluate what went right and what went wrong last year.
  • Plan modifications to your current process so you can repeat what worked and make small but important improvements. 

Review Resources

Review these pages in the College Essay Experience resource packet (available in the email you received or on your Wow home page):

  • Page 4 (Key Terms)
  • Page 5 (Purpose of Each Step)
  • Pages 16-26 (Writing exercises and review guidelines for Steps 6-10)
  • Pages 34-42 (Email templates for Steps 6-10)
  • Pages 44-47 (How to Facilitate a Student-Centered Brainstorm) Why focus on brainstorming here? Because the only way to confidently review essays is to remember that you and the student had a good reason for choosing the topic and focusing on this particular theme. It’s important to remember how that process works before considering review tasks.

Refresh Your Memory

Review these items, which you will find on your Wow home page:

  • Steps 6-10 of Wow Online. Watch the videos and read the web pages again, even if you feel like you couldn’t be more familiar with them.
  • Brainstorming – Student-Centered Discussion. Why focus on brainstorming here? Because the only way to confidently review essays is to remember that you and the student had a good reason for choosing the topic and focusing on this particular theme. It’s important to remember how that process works before considering review tasks.
  • Key Terms
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Please complete the assignment below by the due date on your schedule. You can save your work and return to finish the assignment. You'll find a "Save draft" link at the bottom of this page.

Begin by answering these questions. Do this after you review all of the assignment materials and web pages.

Consider each step carefully. Take your time.
Consider each step carefully. Take your time.

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