Day 7: College Essays – Oh Boy

Destiny Attiogbe and Tyler Lee
As this camp is slowly coming to a close, I’m really glad that I met and became friends with the people that joined the camp. I’m looking forward to applying the things I learned in the future.

This experience has been really fun and informational. I came into this program knowing the basics about journalism, thinking that it was just about informing the world about events that have happened.

But over the course of the first week, I learned so much about this field and the different aspects of it. It was more in-depth than I thought it would be.

I really liked going on field trips to different places such as Best Buy and Kare 11, and seeing how people apply the concepts of journalism into a career, whether it is being a news anchor or a magazine writer.

As this camp is slowly coming to a close, I’m really glad that I met and became friends with the people that joined the camp. I’m looking forward to applying the things I learned in the future. And even if I don't become a journalist, this experience was unforgettable.

Destiny Attiogbe, Champlin Park High School Class of 2017

 

It’s day two of the second week of the Rookie Journalist Camp!

College essays – oh boy.

At first, I felt like writing another college essay was pointless, considering I already wrote my college essay through a program called College Possible. Seeing good college essay examples from ThreeSixty Journalism’s College Essay Boot Camp in the spring instantly made me see my current college essay needed lots of work.

ThreeSixty has brought new insights and helped me change my way of thinking while I’m writing. Learning the different styles of introductions has enabled me to strongly introduce my story. They have helped me develop lifelong writing skills that’ll benefit me as a writer in the future. I am eager to attend the News Reporter Academy in July.

Today, we met our new writing coach, Theresa Malloy. At first it felt kind of awkward when the other students in my group and I met her. Conversations did not come out naturally.

We were asked to find two things we all had in common with Theresa. We found that we all equally don’t hate nor like Justin Bieber, and we are all excited for the upcoming Olympics.

The awkward vibes almost instantly disappeared when we jumped right into editing our essays.

Theresa skillfully pointed out the things that were missing within all of our essays. She also helped us get to know each other more by suggesting reading each others’ essays.

Receiving feedback from our group really helped boost our confidence in writing better and understanding what needs more work.

After today, I’m excited to work with Theresa for the next couple of days to receive help editing our essays.

– Tyler Lee, St. Paul Harding High School Class of 2017

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