Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Second Edition

Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Second Edition

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A guide to crafting a meaningful and polished college admissions essay that gets students into the school of their dreams by expressing their unique personality, strengths, and goals. Stand out from the crowd with a memorable, meaningful personal statement that will capture the attention of college admissions officers. Writing a college admissions essay is no easy taska€”but with college essay coach and New York Times contributor Alan Gelba€™s accessible and encouraging step-by-step instructions, youa€™ll be able to write an honest, one-of-a-kind essay that really shines. Gelba€™s ten-step approach has garnered great results for the students who have tried it, many of whom were accepted into their dream schools (Harvard, Brown, Yale, and more). This to-the-point handbook shows you how to identify an engaging essay topic, and then teaches you how to use creative writing techniques to craft a narrative that expresses your unique personality, strengths, and goals. Whether youa€™re an A-student looking for an extra boost or a less-confident writer who needs more intensive help, Gelba€™s reassuring and concise guidance will help you every step of the way, from your initial draft to final revision. In the end, you will have a well-polished, powerful, and profound personal statement that you can feel proud ofa€”a college essay that doesna€™t feel a€œpre-fab, a€ but is a real reflection of your own individuality.My older son wrote an essay about growing up in a community where he felt a€œ differenta€a€”he was one of only two Jewish ... I got to know about them in personal and often very moving ways, and I had the satisfaction of seeing them learn some valuable lessons about writing. ... digest this book and will come away with an original, authentic college application essay that will help you stand out from the pack.

Title:Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Second Edition
Author: Alan Gelb
Publisher:Ten Speed Press - 2013-06-25

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