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A Guide to Writing College Admissions Essays


A Guide to Writing College Admissions Essays

Practical Advice for Students and Parents

von: Cory M. Franklin, Paul Weingarten, Suzanne Franklin, Linda Black

35,99 €

Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 23.04.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781475858785
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 120

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Beschreibungen

<p><span>This book is a guide for students writing their college admissions essays, primarily the 650-word Common App essay and supplementary essays that many schools require as part of their admission applications.</span><span> </span><span> With more students applying to college, and those students applying to more schools than ever before, college admission selection is far more competitive than in the past and the college essay is a key component.</span></p>
<p><span>We offer suggestions on good topics to write about without getting too specific (and just as importantly what not to write about), vital tips on writing approach, grammar, and usage. This guide can be for anyone who wants to write better, more clearly and crisply. If used properly, this book will help you craft a readable, interesting essay that will attract the college admissions reader by giving you a creative voice and the means to express yourself. No guarantees, but it just might make a difference in the final admission process.</span></p>
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<p><span>This book is a handy, readable manual, which deals with the practical problems students face when writing their college admission essays. </span></p>
<p><span>Epigraph</span></p>
<p><span>Preface</span></p>
<p><span>Introduction</span></p>
<ol start="1">
<li><span>Starting Out: Confronting the Blank Screen</span></li>
<li><span>The First Step: Picking a Prompt </span></li>
<li><span>What To Do and What Not To Do When You Begin Writing</span></li>
<li><span>More Advice As You Write</span></li>
<li><span>The Prompts and Some Illustrative Essays</span></li>
<li><span>The Supplemental Essay</span></li>
<li><span>Special Creative Questions</span></li>
<li><span>Special Usage Rules for College Essays</span></li>
<li><span>Special Usage Rules II</span></li>
<li><span>Editing</span></li>
<li><span>An Interview With An Experienced College Counselor</span></li>
<li><span>You Hit the Submit Button, Now What?</span></li>
<li><span>What If You Don’t Get Your First Choice? Hint: Life Doesn’t End</span></li>
</ol>
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<p><span>Cory Franklin</span><span> is an intensive care physician turned essayist who has published four books.</span></p>
<p><span>Suzanne Franklin</span><span> is a college counselor with more than 20 years of experience helping students with their choice of school (everywhere from community college to the Ivy League).</span></p>
<p><span>Linda Black</span><span> is a college counselor with more than 20 years of experience helping students with their choice of school (everywhere from community college to the Ivy League). </span></p>
<p><span>Paul Weingarten</span><span> is a former senior member of the </span><span>Chicago Tribune</span><span> Editorial Board.</span></p>
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