Write your college essay in less than a day /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, c2009Description: xxiii, 200 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780345517272 (pbk.) :; 034551727X (pbk.).Title notes: $15.00 prolam 10-2009 (db)Subject(s): College applications -- United States | Essay -- Authorship | English language -- Rhetoric
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Strategies from a noted educational consultant on how to ease the pressure, ace the essay, and gain admission into your top-choice school<br> <br> Getting into college has become fiercely competitive, which makes the personal-essay part of the application process even more important-and stressful. But stop worrying! In Write Your College Essay in Less Than a Day , Elizabeth Wissner-Gross-a top educational strategist in this area who counsels students at schools across the country-breaks down the harrowing ordeal of essay writing into manageable steps, leaving you with a fresh, polished, stand-out piece that admissions officers will love to read. Inside you'll find<br> <br> * exercises to help you select an essay topic inspired by your most notable achievements-and winning a Nobel Prize needn't be one of them<br> * timed chapters (including snack breaks) to help you brainstorm, create, and critique your essay in only five hours<br> * sample essays and grading criteria so that you can play the admissions officer-and know what you're up against<br> * advice on which writing techniques will score you points-and which could potentially sink your chances<br> <br> Accessible, savvy, and written with a student's needs and concerns in mind, Write Your College Essay in Less Than a Day gives you all the tools you need to compose an original, professional essay that will help you turn your dream school into a well-deserved reality.
$15.00 prolam 10-2009 (db)
Start with the guidelines -- Criteria and scoring points -- Your message -- Now it's time to pick a topic -- The structure of your essay -- Grade your own essay -- The diversity essay -- The why do you want to come here? essay -- Describe your most meaningful activity essay -- Describe an issue and its importance to you -- Describe a person, character, or artwork with significant influence on you.