Essay Review Master Class – Assignment 2

Learning Objectives – Assignment 2

  • Think carefully about the purpose of Steps 7-8 and Steps 9-10
  • Plan modifications to your current process so you can repeat what worked and make small but important improvements. 
  • Practice commenting on middle drafts in ways that encourage students to take charge of their work.
  • Recognize the limitations of essay reviews.

Review Resources

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

  • Pages 5-6 (Purpose of Each Step)
  • Pages 16-26 (Writing exercises and review guidelines for Steps 6-10)
  • Pages 28-42 (Email templates for Steps 6-10)
  • Pages 48-52 (Step 6 Exercises – Examples for Reference)
Partners Master Classes - Assignment 2 (Reviews)

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.

Choose Sample Essays

Practice Step 8 - Reviewing for Content and Structure (Sample Essay #1)

Choose a middle draft of any essay from a student you worked with last year. If you used Wow Online, take an actual Step 7 draft and share your Step 8 comments (in the margin). If you did not use Wow Online last year, imagine that you are making Step 8 comments, and mark up the essay as practice.
Upload the essay with your Step 8 comments in the margin.
Maximum upload size: 516MB

Practice Step 8 - Reviewing for Content and Structure (Sample Essay #2)

Choose a middle draft of any essay from a student you worked with last year. If you used Wow Online, take an actual Step 7 draft and share your Step 8 comments (in the margin). If you did not use Wow Online last year, imagine that you are making Step 8 comments, and mark up the essay as practice.
Upload the essay with your Step 8 comments in the margin.
Maximum upload size: 516MB

Practice Step 8 - Reviewing for Content and Structure (Sample Essay #3)

Choose a middle draft of any essay from a student you worked with last year. If you used Wow Online, take an actual Step 7 draft and share your Step 8 comments (in the margin). If you did not use Wow Online last year, imagine that you are making Step 8 comments, and mark up the essay as practice.
Upload the essay with your Step 8 comments in the margin.
Maximum upload size: 516MB

Practice Step 8 - Reviewing for Content and Structure (Sample Essay #4, optional)

Choose a middle draft of any essay from a student you worked with last year. If you used Wow Online, take an actual Step 7 draft and share your Step 8 comments (in the margin). If you did not use Wow Online last year, imagine that you are making Step 8 comments, and mark up the essay as practice.
Upload the essay with your Step 8 comments in the margin.
Maximum upload size: 516MB

Practice Step 8 - Reviewing for Content and Structure (Sample Essay #5, optional)

Choose a middle draft of any essay from a student you worked with last year. If you used Wow Online, take an actual Step 7 draft and share your Step 8 comments (in the margin). If you did not use Wow Online last year, imagine that you are making Step 8 comments, and mark up the essay as practice.
Upload the essay with your Step 8 comments in the margin.
Maximum upload size: 516MB