It is most definitely college application season here in the US.
Some things have changed a lot since my years as an Ivy League admissions officer (go, Quakers!), but some things seem not to have changed at all.
Let’s talk about how best to support students as they work on the one part of their applications they have total control over… at least theoretically.
* How do we talk with students about this process?
* Are there topics that are off-limits?
* How do you know if what you’re seeing represents the student’s best work?
* How can we provide feedback while still ensuring that the work remains the student’s?
* What advice have students found helpful?
* Who can and should students reach out to for support in this process? What can and should parents do (and not do)?
* With almost 500 college and universities members, the Common Application is increasingly US students’ first point of entry into this process. Is that good news? Bad news?
If you know of students, teachers, counselors, or parents who are “in the thick of this,” here’s your chance to listen, learn, and chime in! Thanks so much to Meenoo for this opportunity to help facilitate the #engchat conversation; I’m looking forward to it.
So fire up Tweetchat, keep an eye on the #engchat hashtag this coming Monday, October 15th, at 7:00pm EST, and jump on in!
Bonus points if you can help us get the word out… and please leave a comment if there’s a question you’d particularly like the group to address.