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2020 College Prep:
Find your Voice—Jump Start your College Essay
Faculty Member: Brennan Barnard
Ages: Rising 11th and 12th graders
Dates: June 22-26 (Monday-Friday), 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
This intensive writing workshop is designed to create a space for 11th and 12th graders to begin the creative process of drafting their college essay. The workshop is much more than the college process; as students will work with Derryfield’s experienced Director of College Counseling to find ways to uncover their unique story and draft an essay that truly reflects their values and life experiences. On the final day of the workshop, a college admission officer will join us to provide the college perspective on the personal statement and to read drafts of essays.
Dates: July 6-10 or August 3-7 (Monday-Friday); Verbal: 9:15–11:45 a.m.; Math: 12:15–2:45 p.m. Cost: Half-day $375; Full-day $650
(Note: Students may register for a full day OR a half day of either math or verbal.)
The revised SAT and the ACT are now so close in format that both tests can be covered in a single prep class. Students will learn all the universal strategies and components of both tests followed by individual recommendations. Daily, timed practice will culminate in a projected score for either the PSAT or the next test on the calendar allowing for individual goal setting to carry forward into the fall.*
*Please note: A minimum number of six registrants is required for this course. The instructor reserves the right to cancel a session or modify session hours due to low enrollment. If a session is cancelled due to low enrollment, we will work to place students in other sessions or refund the entire fee. In the event of modified session hours or session cancellation, registrants will be contacted no later than 10 days prior to the session start date. Also, registrants must purchase a textbook not included in the camp registration fee.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.