Parents Online Workshops
The PA Events Committee continues to bring you valuable programming in the comfort of your home. Please see below for details.
Topic: Strategies for Writing the College App Essay
Date: Tuesday, June 3rd, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Number of Parents: 30
Participants will learn effective writing strategies and read successful models for writing the personal narrative, which is very different than the academic analysis and argument most high school students are trained in. Particularly, language choices are very different, as is the role of tone, and organization. Also, the college app essay asks students to delve into themselves and share deeply, and some students struggle with this inner journey. Awareness of all of the above can help the student and parent find the process more rewarding and less stressful.
The talk will address how to write the essay as well as the contingent challenges/opportunities that come with writing personal narratives for college admissions. This session is already fully booked, but if you would like to add your name to the wait list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know if an overflow space is available.
Previous Online Workshop Presentations:
We would like to thank Ms. Imen Boussayoud, one of the NYC Outreach Manager from The Princeton Review for the informative workshops she gave last week, guiding parents on how to help their kids with the college admissions impacted by COVID-19 pandemic. Please click the links below to access the presentation materials, which are chock-full of useful resources!
Topic: COVID-19 and College Admissions
Presenter: Ms. Imen Boussayoud, NYC Outreach Manager from The Princeton Review
PDF Presentation: COVID-19 Deck and Recommended Timeline for SAT Testing
We would like to thank Ms. Veronica Quinn and Ms. Paula McKinnon, two of our College Office student advisors, for the informative workshops they gave on the week of May 23, guiding parents on how to help their kids with the college application process. Please click the links below to access the presentation materials, which are chock-full of useful resources!
Topic: 11th-Grade Focus: College List Building
Presenter: Ms. Veronica Quinn, BTHS College Guidance Counselor
PowerPoint Presentation: Junior College List Building
Topic: The College Checklist - Year by Year, Grades 9-12
Presenter: Ms. Paula McKinnon, BTHS College Guidance Counselor
PowerPoint Presentation: College Checklist