Students looking for guidance on how to answer the most common prompts for college application essays for 2016-17 can find excellent advice, tips and ideas in this handy primer. The short and easy-to-use guide provides strategies for all five of the new essay prompts for The Common Application, the two prompts for the University of California, as well as other popular college prompts, such as why you are the right fit for a school and your extracurricular interests and activities. It also has a chapter on how to recycle essays. This guide is the perfect companion for writing coach Janine Robinson's other popular book, "Escape Essay Hell!," which helps students brainstorm unique topics for their application essays and write them in a powerful narrative style in 10 fast and easy steps. Her newest guide, the "Writing Survival Guide," is packed with narrative writing tips, techniques and devices, as well as sample essays. Don't let a poorly conceived, dull essay keep you out of the school of your dreams! It's all about putting the right "spin" on your essay so you can show the world exactly who you are--a unique, smart and insightful student! The short primer offers advice, tips and strategies for essays that answer the Common Application prompts, as well as the most common Supps (supplemental essays). It also has chapters on how to answer the two University of California prompts, how to write a transfer essay (both Common App and UCs), how to recycle essays, and other hot advice. Finds more helpful advice and information on writing standout college application essays at www.EssayHell.com.
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Janine Robinson is a freelance writer, editor and teacher from Laguna Beach, California, who coaches college-bound students on their college application essays. Over the past couple decades, she has worked as a staff reporter for top newspapers, including The Miami Herald and The Orange County Register. She also was the editor of a monthly lifestyle magazine for women in Orange County, California, and worked as an editor for several Internet-based education and news sites, including Entrepreneur Media. Currently, Janine is the editor of a luxury lifestyle magazine called Pelican Hill Magazine, based in Newport Beach, CA. She also earned a teaching credential for high school English. Janine shares advice and tips on how to write personal narratives on her popular blog, Essay Hell, where she helps students learn to craft stand-out application essays for college or scholarship applications. When she's not working on the computer in her garage-based office, she loves to hike, surf, go birding, do yoga, play ukulele, toil in her veggie garden, hit the flea markets, test out new vegan dishes and work on her newly acquired vintage fiberglass "egg" camper.
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