Tuesday, October 26, 2010
On October 12th, the scholars attended the Cooper Hewitt Teen Design Fair, which gives high schools students the opportunity to meet and speak with professional artists and designers from around the world. This year was extra special... not only were there more artists than ever before but they catered the event and treated the students to every kind of yummy food you could imagine... oh ya and of course Tim Gunn was the key note speaker!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
The Scholars continued with part 2 of the College Essay Workshop conducted by Jesse Day on Saturday October 23. The class critiqued sample essays to hone their constructive feedback skills. Scholars worked in groups sharing their individual personal statements led by mentors and coordinators. Students used constructive feedback to improve each others personal college essays utilizing their terms and techniques discussed during the workshop.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Seniors worked in groups to research the application processes of given Universities and colleges. Seniors researched deadlines, supplemental requirements, essays topics and portfolio requirements from schools such as Parsons, Pratt, F.I.T., and so on before presenting to the entire group.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
The first of a two week workshop for Seniors on effective college essay writing. Conducted by Jesse Day, a Parsons faculty for The Writing Center and Critical Reading & Writing class, the workshop focused on captivating the reader with interesting introduction sentences, HOOKs, and analyzing different strategies in writing personal college essays.
Current Parsons Undergrads guide the Scholars as College Mentors in small discussion groups.