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Nashville High School Art Show

Nashville High School Art Show

Grantly
September 18, 2019

Are you a Nashville high school student with a passion for art?
Is there a high school student in your life who makes beautiful works of art?
If YES! Encourage them to apply to the Nashville High School Art Show!

Granite Prep and Granite Life are thrilled to be hosting the Nashville High School Art Show this fall!
The Nashville High School Art Show is a free and open event for any Nashville high school student to submit original work. All mediums are welcome including (but not limited to) Painting, Charcoal, Sculpture, Digital, Mixed Media, Film, Photography, Furniture, and more. Applicants may submit up to 3 works in their application. Selected pieces will be featured in an open gallery exhibition on October 5th (on the night of the monthly “Nashville Art Crawl”). A reception will be held to recognize all featured high school artists. All recognized artists will receive certificates of accomplishment. The show will be juried by a panel of local and internationally recognized artists. Students will have the opportunity to run critiques with the jurors and other Nashville art enthusiasts at the October 5th reception. For more information on how to apply to the event follow the link above ^ “apply now”.

5 Tips for Writing a Great College Essay

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5 Tips for Writing a Great College Essay

Grantly
August 18, 2019

1.”BE SOCIAL”

 Admission officers look at accepting students as building a class. They want the class they are building to “get along” and build lifelong friendships with each other. Accordingly, sharing stories about your friendships and social life can be very good topics in a common app essay. This certainly doesn’t mean you need to talk about how many friends you have or convince anyone you are “popular”; however, sharing stories about meaningful relationships in your life can show a reader mountains about who you are.

2.TELL A STORY
 
College admissions readers are looking to build a diverse and interesting class of students. The common app essay serves as a critical opportunity for the admissions readers to understand who you are as a real person. One of the best ways to show the “real you” is simply to share a story of your high school experience.
3. DON’T BE SCARED
 
Don’t be scared to talk about hardship, adversity, or challenges you have overcome. No one is perfect, and the college admissions readers know that. Reflecting maturely on something in your life that didn’t go perfectly can result in an incredible essay!
 
4. BREAK ALL TRADITIONS
 
The common app essay isn’t like all the 5 paragraph essays you wrote in high school. It doesn’t need to have a thesis statement, topic sentences and three body paragraphs. It is a personal statement, designed to tell the admissions readers more about you. As long as the essay is captivating and tells the reader about who you are, you can use as many paragraphs and any structure you like.
 
5.LESSON LEARNED
 
Sharing a lesson you’ve learned in the last 4 years can be a very successful essay topic; it shows humility, an ability to learn and maturity. Be careful, however, not to write an essay about how you are now “enlightened” or have “figured it all out”. Many students attempt to write essays about knowing nothing as freshman and now knowing everything. These stark contrasts just sound cheesy.
 
If you still feel like you need some tips for your Common App essay feel free to leave a question below or reach out at contact@granitetestprep.com