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Storytelling, Personal Essays + College ReadinessNPEA (April 11, 2013)
The Collaboration                      Date: Thursday April 11, 2013                              Time: 3-4:15      Patric...
Rochester’s Commitment • “It is part of our mission to be a resource for economically disadvantaged schools and families.”...
Holistic Process - How are admissions officers reading?
Rochester’s Role in the Program • Select students who could thrive at Rochester • Participate and be present in the progra...
The CollegeBound Initiative Vision         Lecora and University of Rochester
Story To College:Using Personal Essays to Foster Life Skills
5 Essays in 5 Days • Defining Moments • Issues • Influence • Community • Why I Want to Attend This College
Positive Outcomes       Confidence Levels in Key Areas
Student Voices “I’ve learned to use details like the eye of a camera would.” – Estela      “A lot can be said in a few wor...
What’s next? Summer 2013 Brooklyn and Bronx Programs Scholarships for 2012 students to attend pre-college program on Roche...
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Storytelling, the Personal Essay and College Writing Readiness: A Model of College Readiness Program for Economically Disadvantaged 9th and 10th Graders

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Presented at the 2013 NPEA conference by: Story To College, University of Rochester, CollegeBound Initiative

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  • In the past students uploaded word documents or PDFs as attachments to the Common App. New CA it’s all online forms. So no formatting issues at all. Everyone’s will look the same. Also no 1000 character Activity Essay. And Additional Info also an online form, so far fewer uploads! Message: keep it simple; keep it streamlined. Don’t add extra stuff. The essay that goes to all schools should be, first and foremost about your CHARACTER
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    1. 1. Storytelling, Personal Essays + College ReadinessNPEA (April 11, 2013)
    2. 2. The Collaboration Date: Thursday April 11, 2013 Time: 3-4:15 Patrick O’Neill, University of Rochester “Rochester’s Investment in Talented Urban Youth” Jon Roure, The CollegeBound Initiative “How CBI Fosters College Readiness” Carol Barash, Story To College “ “Storytelling, Self-Advocacy, College + Career Success”
    3. 3. Rochester’s Commitment • “It is part of our mission to be a resource for economically disadvantaged schools and families.” – Jonathan Burdick, Dean of Admissions + Financial Aid • Foster depth of knowledge about college process and college options • Build long-term supportive relationships • Summer after 10th grade in New York • Summer after 11th grade on Rochester campus • Communicate with parents as well as students to build college knowledge
    4. 4. Holistic Process - How are admissions officers reading?
    5. 5. Rochester’s Role in the Program • Select students who could thrive at Rochester • Participate and be present in the program • Answer questions before, during and after • Follow up by email and letter with students and parents
    6. 6. The CollegeBound Initiative Vision Lecora and University of Rochester
    7. 7. Story To College:Using Personal Essays to Foster Life Skills
    8. 8. 5 Essays in 5 Days • Defining Moments • Issues • Influence • Community • Why I Want to Attend This College
    9. 9. Positive Outcomes Confidence Levels in Key Areas
    10. 10. Student Voices “I’ve learned to use details like the eye of a camera would.” – Estela “A lot can be said in a few words.” – Menelik “I learned to tell exactly what happened without any extra emotion and opinion, because the emotion and detail will reveal itself.” – Alisa “We have many defining moments, from way back to our everyday life.” – John
    11. 11. What’s next? Summer 2013 Brooklyn and Bronx Programs Scholarships for 2012 students to attend pre-college program on Rochester campus this summer. Student Workshops and Professional Development led by Story To College to expand capacity in CBI schools. CBI Community Online Access to writing and admissions resources in real time.
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