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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.
The author's advice and insights have helped tens of thousands of students write distinctive college application essays. Now her new book gives you the benefit of her expertise. With this guide, you can make your college application stand out from all the rest by creating unique and memorable essays that reveal you in your best light.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 136-137) and index.
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. The College Application Essay by Sarah Myers McGinty is an 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.
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