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PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS COLLEGE PREP PROGRAMS SEPT. 20, OCT. 12, 2010  

Composing an effective college admissions essay and preparing students with disabilities for the college world are the topics of two special events being held this fall at Princeton Public Library.

At College Essay Writing on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., experts Shelley Krause and Meg Caddeau will provide assistance to prospective college and university students and their parents. Participants will learn about which approaches and strategies work best when writing the all-important essay.  This is the fifth year for College Essay Writing Night.
 
“The idea is to give guidance so that kids know what admissions officers are looking for other than grades, SAT scores and extra-curricular activities,” says Susan Conlon, teen service librarians. “Those are things that the students have done in the past. The essay is a chance to them to say, in their own voices, who they are now.”
 
Krause is a college counselor from Rutgers Preparatory School. Caddeau is a teacher at Stuart Country Day School. They will show students not only what to do, but what not to do. The aim is to make the process of writing an admissions essay less stressful for students.
 
A representative from the Princeton University Admissions Office will join Krause and Caddeau by at the Sept. 20 program.
 
Getting College Right: Preparing Students with Disabilities for the College World will be held Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Elizabeth Hamblet, a former postsecondary Learning Disabilities Specialist and published author, will explain how disability services and accommodations work at college, discuss the changes students can expect to encounter, and offer practical planning tips.
 
 
All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.
 
Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.
 
The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org