Conquering the college admissions essay in 10 steps : crafting a winning personal statement / Alan Gelb.
"The definitive guide to writing an amazing essay and mastering the college applications process. Writing a memorable personal statement can seem like an overwhelming project for a young college applicant, but college essay coach Alan Gelb's organized and encouraging step-by-step instructions take the intimidation out of the process, enabling applicants to craft a meaningful and polished college admissions essay. Gelb teaches students to identify an engaging topic and use creative writing techniques to compose a vivid statement that will reflect their individuality. A consistent top-seller in the college prep category, Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Easy Steps has been revised to include extra information on supplemental and waitlist essays. This much-needed handbook will help applicants win over the admissions dean, while preparing them to write better papers once they've been accepted"-- Provided by publisher.
- ISBN: 9780399578694
- ISBN: 0399578692
- Physical Description: x, 229 pages ; 18 cm
- Edition: Third edition.
- Publisher: New York : Ten Speed Press, 
- Copyright: ©2017
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Step one: Understanding the narrative -- Step two: Finding your topic -- Step three: Point of view -- Step four: Getting it down -- Step five: "Big picture" editing -- Step six: Second draft -- Step seven: Self-editing -- Step eight: Third draft -- Step nine: Pulling it together -- Step ten: Finishing up -- Appendix 1: Real student essays -- Appendix 2: Conquering the supplementals -- Appendix 3: For parents -- Appendix 4: New for teachers.
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