Jan. 12 Personal Statement Writing & Student Election

01.12.2019 Personal Statement Writing & Student Elections

This session we were able to have former English teacher and college advisor Jonathan Shapiro come in to talk to the students and parents of personal statement writing. He currently runs his own tutoring program focusing on college admission and writing. Jonathan spoke to the students on how a personal statement should be written and what makes personal statements different academic writing. He was able to share with the students why personal statements are a struggle to write with plenty of examples and advised the students on what makes a successful personal statement. At the end students and parents had the opportunity to ask questions regarding what should and shouldn’t be written for personal statements. Overall the student’s felt the workshop was helpful.

For the second half of our session this week, we took the time to elect our Student Council. We had four Students running for President and Vice President. The students prepared short speeches highlighting their leadership skills and persuading the students why they would be a good fit for WAFL Student President and Vice President. This year’s WAFL Student President is Minjun Seo (Grade 11) and Vice President Justin Lee (Grade 11). They will be accompanied by Student Representative from each grade: Geena Yeo (Grade 9), Jennifer Kim (Grade 10), Lucia Hwang (Grade 11), and John Lim (Grade 12). Congratulations to this following students.

이번 세션에서는 전 영어 선생님이자 college advisor인 Jonathan Shapiro님이 오셔 학생들과 학부모들에게 Personal Statement를 쓰는 법을 알려주었습니다. 그는 현재 대학 입학과 Writing에 중점을 둔 과외 프로그램을 운영하고 있습니다. Personal Statement 과   학문적 글쓰는것과 다르다는것을 강요하며 차이점을 알려주었습니다. Personal Statement을 쓰는 어려운 점들을 예를 이용하여 학생들과 학부모님들한테 이해시켜주며, 성공적이게 쓸수있는 몇가지 조언해주었습니다. 강의가 끝난 후 청소년재단의 학생회를 선출하는 데 시간을 가졌습니다. 네 명의 학생들이 학생회장 및 학생부회장 후보로 나왔으며 리더쉽을 강조하는 짧은 연설을 준비했고 왜 자신이 WAFL 학생회장과 학생부회장에게 적합할지에 대해 학생들을 설득했습니다. 올해 WAFL 학생회장은 서민준(11학년)과 Justin Lee(11학년) 부회장이됬습니다. 그들은 각 학년 학생 대표인 Geena Yeo (9학년), Jennifer Kim (10학년), Lucia Hwang (11학년), John Lim (12학년)과 동행할 것입니다. 다음 학생들에게 축하드립니다.


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For More Info about Jonathan Shapiro visit www.newyorkwriting.com