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Conquering the college admissions essay in 10 steps : crafting a winning personal statement / Alan Gelb.

Gelb, Alan, (author.).


"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.

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  • ISBN: 9780399578694
  • ISBN: 0399578692
  • Physical Description: x, 229 pages ; 18 cm
  • Edition: Third edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ten Speed Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
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.
Subject: College applications > United States.
Universities and colleges > United States > Admission.
Exposition (Rhetoric)
Essay > Authorship.
College applications > Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cass County.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA 378.161 GEL 2017 (Text) 0002206038248 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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