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Students prepare for College Readiness

December 19, 2012
Douglass High School

          Senior year is narrowing down for the class of 2013, and now is the time to start submitting college applications. Anyone who really wants to attend college in the fall of 2013 shouldn’t wait until the last minute to apply. The longer you wait, the less you will aspire to go.


            “Most of my classmates talk a lot about going to college, but when asked which college and what majors they plan to pursue, they then can’t answer the question,” senior Shedricka Jones said.


             One of the extended learning opportunities at Frederick Douglass High School is the college readiness program held on Tuesday afternoons. Every senior should take this opportunity into consideration. Not only does it help students to prepare to be a college student, but it also allows students to submit college applications, apply for scholarships and get help with college application essays. Although this is extremely beneficial, so many seniors are not taking full advantage of the opportunity. Counselors, teachers and graduation coaches are helping students to understand the importance of the program daily.


              Most students think that writing college essays is hard, when in reality it’s actually easier than writing an essay in your 12th grade Literature class. While researching, I found a few simple steps that seniors could follow while writing a college application essay. As long as you stick to these steps, you won’t have anything to worry about. The steps are as follows:


•Be honest

•Be yourself

•Be accurate

•Be vivid

•Be likable

•Be controversial

•Be smart 

•Be concise

•Be coherent

•Be cautious about what you say and how you say it.



           Take advantage of the College Readiness sessions every Tuesday after school from 3:40pm to 5:00pm!

By Brittany Avery

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