College Entrance Essay or Personal Experience Essay name______________________________ Mr. Hyde English IV, Period ______ date__________________ Objectives: Use appropriate pre-writing techniques; create a first draft of a college entrance essay; proofread and edit first draft; create a final draft. Assignment: Write a creative essay that meets the guidelines for the entrance essay for the college you have selected OR write an essay about an interesting event in your life and how your life was affected by that event. Write in first person and refer to personal experiences in your essay. Your final draft should consist of 350 words, typed (double- spaced in Times New Roman, size 12 font) and have vertical margins of 1” and horizontal margins of 1.25”. Activity: Prewriting Follow the guidelines given to you by the college you wish to attend or think of an interesting experience that you have had. If you have specific requirements from your college of choice, attach a sheet between this cover sheet and your essay that states the college’s requirements (in their own wording). Write your essay from first person point of view. Remember to put the correct heading (your name, my name, course name and period, and date) in the top left corner of your draft. Write an interesting and appropriate title, and center align it. On the day that the rough draft is due, we will conduct peer editing. Use MLA format for your essay. Submit final draft of your essay and a separate page for the college’s essay prompt. Late essays receive 60% starting value for one week.
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