American Lit – Resources for Writing the Personal Essay

As you (should) know, the Jr. Literature and Composition classes have started writing the Personal Essay, which is based on the new Common Application prompts.
The brainstorming began with the following packet: Essay Prewriting
The following articles were introduced for background information and general tips:

Finally, the common app prompt brainstorm was used to finalize ideas about essay topics.

The first draft of the essay is due on Thursday.