Writing a Successful College Application Essay (Barron's Writing a Successful College Application Essay)

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A well written application essay gives students a big advantage in the admission process at many of the nation's best colleges and universities. This book guides prospective college entrants through the do's and don'ts of the essay writing process, advising on how to choose a topic, then describing how to create a rough draft and polish and edit the writing into a finished essay. Author George Ehrenhaft points out that a successful college application essay always conveys the student's interests, personality, and thinking in a clear, concise manner. He recommends a variety of strong essay topics, and includes excerpts from successful application essays as well as several full-length sample essays from recent students. Each essay comes with a critique that discusses its strengths or indicates missteps. Here is important instruction and advice for all college applicants, and a solid general guide to good writing.

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Write an essay that they’ll remember
in the college admissions office

Follow these three easy steps:

1. Read sample essays and the critiques that point out their strengths and weaknesses.
2. Pick a topic matters to youâ€"one that opens a window to your personality, your passions, and your mind, and that tells colleges who you really are.
3. Let author George Ehrenhaft guide you through the process of planning your essay, writing a rough draft, and editing it to perfection

New in this edition:

Answering essay questions on the COMMON APPLICATION

About the Author:

George Ehrenhaft is Chairman of the English Dept., Mamaroneck, NY, High School, and the author of several textbook supplements on grammar and writing skills.

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