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Revised edition of a classic bestseller, previous editions have sold over 100,000 copies, that helps college-bound students write great application essays.

This new edition of the classic bestseller is a treasure for students who want to write vivid, distinctive essays and personal statements to support their college applications. The College Application Essay builds on what students have already learned in high school to strengthen their writing skills, and then applies those lessons to college applications in particular. In a friendly, conversational tone, the guide helps students find their voice and be "heard" on paper by emphasizing both the thinking process and the technical work of writing.

This revised edition includes dozens of current essay questions and topics, with multiple response strategies; advice from admissions directors and guidance professionals, who offer wisdom and insights about how applicants' essays are evaluated; and sample essyas written by real students. A new guide for parents shows how they can support - without interfering in - the writing process.

Synopsis:

A winning college application essay takes admission officers beyond the numbers and shows them what a student really cares about, how he/she thinks and who he/she really is. This easy-to-follow guide shows students how to maximize the opportunity to "tell us about yourself" by using the tools and skills they already have. Includes:

Ways to choose a topic

Strategies for distinctive answers

Remedies for procrastinators

Jumpstarts for writer's block

Tips on editing

Over 50 real application questions

Sample essays by real students

Critiques of the sample essays guide students toward the best practices and away from common mistakes.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 136-137) and index.

About the Author

Sarah Myers McGinty, who earned her Ph.D. at New York University and is currently a university supervisor in the Harvard Teacher Education Program, has extensive experience as a teacher and as a college admission director. She is a resident of Boston, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874475753
Author:
McGinty, Sarah Myers
Publisher:
College Board
Author:
McGinty, Sarah Myers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
College Guides
Subject:
Universities and colleges
Subject:
College Entrance
Subject:
Admission
Subject:
College applications
Subject:
Academic writing
Subject:
Exposition
Series Volume:
97-296
Publication Date:
20120717
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

A winning college application essay takes admission officers beyond the numbers and shows them what a student really cares about, how he/she thinks and who he/she really is. This easy-to-follow guide shows students how to maximize the opportunity to "tell us about yourself" by using the tools and skills they already have. Includes:

Ways to choose a topic

Strategies for distinctive answers

Remedies for procrastinators

Jumpstarts for writer's block

Tips on editing

Over 50 real application questions

Sample essays by real students

Critiques of the sample essays guide students toward the best practices and away from common mistakes.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 136-137) and index.
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