Newton Free Library offers college prep sessions this summer

Newton Free Library offers college prep sessions this summer

Kick Start Your College Essay, Thursday, June 29, 7:30 pm, Druker Auditorium: Summer is a great time to start your college essay! Join Jane Hirschhorn of JBH Tutoring to get eleven ways to kick start your essay. We’ll go over excerpts from essays written by students admitted to prestigious colleges. This program is for high schoolers, particularly rising seniors and their parents. Register online.

Newton Free Library offers college prep sessions this summer

Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Easy Steps, Wednesday, July 12, 7:00 pm, Druker Auditorium:Join us for a discussion with Alan Gelb, the author of the bestselling, Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps. The 3rd edition was recently published in June of this year. Alan coaches students all over the world on their personal statements. He will be conducting a workshop on how to approach this daunting assignment, answering your questions and getting you started writing this summer. For teens and parents.

Strategies for the SAT & ACT Tests, Tuesday, August 1, 7:00 pm, Druker Auditorium: Our SAT vs. ACT seminar is packed with information about the SAT and ACT and the roles they play in college admissions. An expert Princeton Review instructor will cover the content of the tests, walk you through and share some examples of our proven test-taking strategies. Register online.

SAT & ACT Practice Tests, Saturday, August 12 & 19, 10-2 pm, Druker Auditorium: How will you score? Find out by taking full-length SAT and ACT practice tests under realistic testing conditions proctored by the Princeton Review. Try your hand at the types of questions you’ll see on the real tests and get a personalized score report highlighting your strengths and areas of improvement. We’ll be offering this two Saturdays in a row, so you can have the chance to take both tests if you would like, or take one test twice! Register online for August 12 or August 19.

How to Write Great College Essays, Tuesday, August 15, 7:00 pm, Druker Auditorium: A lot of great kids write average college essays—essays about “life lessons learned from football” or “how my trip to Europe broadened my cultural horizons.” Better tales are there for the writing. This workshop will show you what admissions officers really look for in great college essays, and offer suggestions for finding and sharing your best stories. We’ll even share the five most over-used topics you must avoid and give you tips on how to start (and even finish) your essays this summer. Join Abby van Geldern, of Collegewise Newton and former college admissions counselor at RPI, for this great workshop. For teens and adults. Register online.

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