College Project Part I: Resume

College Project
Part I: Resume
Compose a resume using the template and examples provided on my website. The resume should
not exceed two pages.
Contact Information
Activities and Organizations
Awards, Test Scores, and Work Experience (if applicable)
Times New Roman
12-point font
Part II: College Essay
Choose one of the following common college application prompts, and write an essay that meets
the requirements listed below.
Prompt Options:
Option #1: Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity
that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you,
then please share your story.
Option #2: Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect
you, and what lessons did you learn?
Option #3: Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you
to act? Would you make the same decision again?
Option #4: Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do
you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you?
Option #5: Discuss an accomplishment or event (formal or informal) that marked your
transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.
Minimum of 300 words (no less); maximum of 500 words (do not exceed)
Times New Roman
12-point font
Header (i.e. Smith 1; right-aligned; actually in the margin)
Heading (Name and student ID; left-aligned)
Creative Title (centered)
Hard copy and submission required
Writing Resources:
 For tips and strategies on how to respond to the prompt you choose from the list above,
visit the following website:
 Use these narrative writing brainstorm activities for college essay writing: (this link has a step by
step exercise…kind of like a guided imagery. There is also an mp3 link of the same
prompt, so students could listen to the exercise)
 Use the College Essay Guy’s You Tube Channel. He provides some short audio
suggestions for writing good college narrative essays. He likes to encourage
students to think of their essays as movies and emphasizes this point when talking
about adding drama, sequencing, and voice into a statement. It is a nice way for you
all to begin thinking about your answers from the reader’s perspective and consider
how you can make your answers stand out and/or be memorable:
 This is an article that provides an inside look at how to answer essay prompts. It
breaks down a question and helps students start to understand what a school is
really looking for when they ask a question. This same principle of this article
applies to interviewing as well:
 Some essay prompts (particularly to selective schools) ask for very brief responses
(150 words or 1000 characters). This article provides good suggestions on how to
focus and write succinct narrative responses:
 3 step format to writing college essays:
***Project Due 2/11***