Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Third Edition

Crafting a Winning Personal Statement

Author: Alan Gelb

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399578706

Category: Study Aids

Page: 240

View: 7372

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. For more, visit the author’s website at www.conquerthecollegeessay.com.
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Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Third Edition

Crafting a Winning Personal Statement

Author: Alan Gelb

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399578706

Category: Study Aids

Page: 240

View: 1751

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. For more, visit the author’s website at www.conquerthecollegeessay.com.
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Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Second Edition

Crafting a Winning Personal Statement

Author: Alan Gelb

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607743671

Category: Study Aids

Page: 224

View: 2818

A guide to crafting a meaningful and polished college admissions essay that gets students into the school of their dreams by expressing their unique personality, strengths, and goals. Stand out from the crowd with a memorable, meaningful personal statement that will capture the attention of college admissions officers. Writing a college admissions essay is no easy task—but with college essay coach and New York Times contributor Alan Gelb’s accessible and encouraging step-by-step instructions, you’ll be able to write an honest, one-of-a-kind essay that really shines. Gelb’s ten-step approach has garnered great results for the students who have tried it, many of whom were accepted into their dream schools (Harvard, Brown, Yale, and more). This to-the-point handbook shows you how to identify an engaging essay topic, and then teaches you how to use creative writing techniques to craft a narrative that expresses your unique personality, strengths, and goals. Whether you’re an A-student looking for an extra boost or a less-confident writer who needs more intensive help, Gelb’s reassuring and concise guidance will help you every step of the way, from your initial draft to final revision. In the end, you will have a well-polished, powerful, and profound personal statement that you can feel proud of—a college essay that doesn’t feel “pre-fab,” but is a real reflection of your own individuality.
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Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps

Crafting a Winning Personal Statement

Author: Alan Gelb

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780307768513

Category: Study Aids

Page: 208

View: 7204

Writing a memorable personal statement can seem like an overwhelming project for a young college applicant, but college essay coach Alan Gelb's holistic strategy and reassuring voice takes out the intimidation factor. Students will identify an engaging topic and use creative writing techniques to compose a vivid statement that will reflect their individuality. A much-needed supplement to other college entrance guides, this useful handbook will help students win over the admissions dean, while preparing them to write better papers once they've been accepted. A guide to crafting a meaningful and polished college admissions essay that expresses the applicant's unique personality, strengths, and goals. Step-by-step instructions lead students from idea to initial draft, through revisions, and to a final version ready for submission. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 69 percent of high school graduates enroll in college.ReviewsPublisher's Weekly, March 24th 2008: Included in test prep/college feature article From the Trade Paperback edition.
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How to Prepare a Standout College Application

Expert Advice that Takes You from LMO* (*Like Many Others) to Admit

Author: Alison Cooper Chisolm,Anna Ivey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118702069

Category: Study Aids

Page: 352

View: 3042

Demystifying the process of completing a college application Written by two former admissions officers at top universities and current admissions coaches, this book is a must-have for preparing a winning college application. The authors reveal the mystery behind what college admissions officers are looking for and show applicants how to leverage their credentials, stand out in the over-crowded applicants' pool, and make a genuine, memorable impression. This is the book that will help the college-bound get off the "like many others" pile and onto the acceptance list. Includes instructions and examples for every component of the college application, from writing the essay to answering questions like "Why do you want to go to College X?" Shows how to avoid underestimating the importance of critical features on any application Includes the latest information on the Common Application 4.0 and corrects outdated, holdover advice still stressed in many other books This book is filled with step-by-step advice that students and parents can use immediately and will refer to again and again.
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Having the Last Say

Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story

Author: Alan Gelb

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399174877

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 9829

As the baby-boomer generation ages, its members are looking ahead to the biggest challenge of all- making sense of life in its third act. Having the Last Saytakes life review out of the realm of memoir writing and journaling - making the rich and timeless tradition of authentic storytelling accessible to those who have never considered themselves 'writers.' In creating 'legacies' in the form of short personal narratives, you will have the opportunity to reflect on the people and events that have shaped your life and your values, and to share these stories with those who matter most. Gelb's reassuring and straightforward advice will help you every step of the way, from identifying an engaging topic to employing creative writing techniques in order to construct a compelling story. 'Having the Last Saymakes you want to pick up a pen and write - even if you're certain that you're not a writer. Alan Gelb gives you a reason to try, and the conviction that you can. Perhaps you want to convey a deeply held value, describe a passion, reveal a bit of family history that shaped you. Follow Gelb's clear instructions about how to craft a short piece, and voilà, you'll find that you've expressed something heartfelt and filled with meaning.' Janna Malamud Smith, author of An Absorbing Errand- How Artists and Craftsmen Make Their Way to Mastery'With humor, compassion, and an expert's understanding of the difficulties inherent in putting pen to paper (or fingers to keys), writing coach Alan Gelb offers a step-by-step guide to all of us who yearn to examine our lives, validate our unique individuality, and create a valuable and touching slice of family history to bequeath to our offspring.' Katherine Ketcham, coauthor of Experiencing Spirituality and The Spirituality of Imperfection
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College Essay Essentials

A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Successful College Admissions Essay

Author: Ethan Sawyer

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492635138

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

View: 7514

Writing an amazing college admission essay is easier than you think! So you're a high school senior given the task of writing a 650-word personal statement for your college application. Do you tell the story of your life, or a story from your life? Do you choose a single moment? If so, which one? The options seem endless. Lucky for you, they're not. College counselor Ethan Sawyer (aka The College Essay Guy) will show you that there are only four (really, four!) types of college admission essays. And all you have to do to figure out which type is best for you is answer two simple questions: 1. Have you experienced significant challenges in your life? 2. Do you know what you want to be or do in the future? With these questions providing the building blocks for your essay, Sawyer guides you through the rest of the process, from choosing a structure to revising your essay, and answers the big questions that have probably been keeping you up at night: How do I brag in a way that doesn't sound like bragging? and How do I make my essay, like, deep? Packed with tips, tricks, exercises, and sample essays from real students who got into their dream schools, College Essay Essentials is the only college essay guide to make this complicated process logical, simple, and (dare we say it?) a little bit fun.
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50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

What Worked for Them Can Help You Get Into the College of Your Choice

Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312206475

Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 2160

A compilation of fifty effective and diverse college application essays that offer students insights into what makes an essay compelling
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Write Your Way In

Crafting an Unforgettable College Admissions Essay

Author: Rachel Toor

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022638392X

Category: Reference

Page: 164

View: 9979

Writing, for most of us, is bound up with anxiety. It’s even worse when it feels like your whole future—or at least where you’ll spend the next four years in college—is on the line. It’s easy to understand why so many high school seniors put off working on their applications until the last minute or end up with a generic and clichéd essay. The good news? You already have the “secret sauce” for crafting a compelling personal essay: your own experiences and your unique voice. The best essays rarely catalog how students have succeeded or achieved. Good writing shows the reader how you’ve struggled and describes mistakes you’ve made. Excellent essays express what you’re fired up about, illustrate how you think, and illuminate the ways you’ve grown. More than twenty million students apply to college every year; many of them look similar in terms of test scores, grades, courses taken, extracurricular activities. Admissions officers wade through piles of files. As an applicant, you need to think about what will interest an exhausted reader. What can you write that will make her argue to admit you instead of the thousands of other applicants? A good essay will be conversational and rich in vivid details, and it could only be written by one person—you. This book will help you figure out how to find and present the best in yourself. You’ll acquire some useful tools for writing well—and may even have fun—in the process.
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Graduate Admissions Essays

Write Your Way Into the Graduate School of Your Choice

Author: Donald Asher

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1607743213

Category: Study Aids

Page: 241

View: 9518

Offers tips on writing an essay for admission to graduate school, provides an explanation of the admissions process, gives advice on securing letters of recommendation, and features resources for locating scholarships.
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Personal Statement

Author: Jason Odell Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985895679

Category: High school students

Page: 216

View: 6800

"The road to Harvard is paved with good intentions.Getting into college has never been harder. Can't rely on that perfect SAT score or a 5 on your AP Mandarin exam. And field hockey or basketball? Please. The real sport is Volunteering. This year, seniors all over Connecticut are positively euphoric over a natural disaster that's promising epic opportunities. Let the games begin!" -- Back cover.
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50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

What Worked for Them Can Help You Get into the College of Your Choice

Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250127564

Category: Study Aids

Page: 208

View: 6691

With talented applicants coming from the top high schools as well as the pressure to succeed from family and friends, it’s no wonder that writing college application essays is one of the most stressful tasks high schoolers face. Add in how hard it is to get started or brag about accomplishments or order stories for maximum effect, and it’s a wonder that any ever get written. To help, this completely new edition of 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays, edited by the staff of the Harvard Crimson, gives readers the most inspiring approaches, both conventional and creative, that won over admissions officers at Harvard University, the nation’s top ranked college. From chronicling personal achievements to detailing unique talents, the topics covered in these essays open applicants up to new techniques to put their best foot forward. It teaches students how to: - Get started - Stand out - Structure the best possible essay - Avoid common pitfalls Each essay in this collection is from a Harvard student who made the cut and is followed by analysis by the staff of The Harvard Crimson where strengths and weakness are detailed to show readers how they can approach their own stories and ultimately write their own high-caliber essay. 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays’ all-new essays and straightforward advice make it the first stop for applicants who are looking to craft essays that get them accepted to the school of their dreams.
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Escape Essay Hell!

A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Narrative College Application Essays

Author: Janine Robinson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492855392

Category: Education

Page: 76

View: 9942

Escape Essay Hell! is a fast-and-easy guide to writing narrative-style essays for college application essays. Janine Robinson, an English teacher and professional writer who has tutored college-bound students on these essays for years, acts as a personal writing coach to guide and cheer students through this dreaded process. College admissions "experts" tell students to "Tell a story," or "Make the essay about you!," or "Be an individual." And this is all correct. But no one ever explains exactly HOW they can do this. Until now. In her motivating guide, Janine takes students through 10 simple steps to find engaging topics and then craft compelling essays using storytelling writing techniques. Students will learn how to identify their unique defining qualities, write engaging mini-stories called anecdotes, and use a powerful Show and Tell writing formula. Escape Essay Hell! can help students write personal statements and respond to prompts for The Common Application, public university, private college, supplemental, graduate school and scholarship essays. By following these informative and inspiring steps, students will escape Essay Hell in no time at all--and have their best shot at landing in their dream school!
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Heavenly Essays

50 Narrative College Application Essays That Worked

Author: Janine Robinson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499318920

Category: College applications

Page: 149

View: 1837

Publisher information from iPage.IngramContent.com.
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Getting it Right

Milady's Survival Guide for Cosmetology Students

Author: Alan Gelb,Karen Levine

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401817329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 1051

Presents practical advice for cosmetology students from fellow students, teachers, and professionals, providing hundreds of tips arranged by topic.
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Essential Questions

Opening Doors to Student Understanding

Author: Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416615709

Category: Education

Page: 119

View: 1612

What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.
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The Craft of Research, Fourth Edition

Author: Wayne C. Booth,Gregory G. Colomb,Joseph M. Williams,Joseph Bizup,William T. FitzGerald

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022623987X

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 7971

With more than three-quarters of a million copies sold since its first publication, The Craft of Research has helped generations of researchers at every level—from first-year undergraduates to advanced graduate students to research reporters in business and government—learn how to conduct effective and meaningful research. Conceived by seasoned researchers and educators Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, this fundamental work explains how to find and evaluate sources, anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and integrate these pieces into an argument that stands up to reader critique. The fourth edition has been thoroughly but respectfully revised by Joseph Bizup and William T. FitzGerald. It retains the original five-part structure, as well as the sound advice of earlier editions, but reflects the way research and writing are taught and practiced today. Its chapters on finding and engaging sources now incorporate recent developments in library and Internet research, emphasizing new techniques made possible by online databases and search engines. Bizup and FitzGerald provide fresh examples and standardized terminology to clarify concepts like argument, warrant, and problem. Following the same guiding principle as earlier editions—that the skills of doing and reporting research are not just for elite students but for everyone—this new edition retains the accessible voice and direct approach that have made The Craft of Research a leader in the field of research reference. With updated examples and information on evaluation and using contemporary sources, this beloved classic is ready for the next generation of researchers.
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Writing Survival Kit

Everything You Need to Conquer the College Application Essay

Author: Janine Robinson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511606110

Category:

Page: 112

View: 3267

If you are like most students, college admissions essays push you into the scary, uncharted territory of writing about yourself. It doesn't help that you feel unprepared to craft this unfamiliar type of personal essay or that you also feel incredible pressure to make it perfect. But there's still time to learn-and ace it! The Writing Survival Kit will prepare you to write a killer essay using a toolkit of powerful narrative writing techniques. If you can tell your real-life stories, you will engage your readers and reveal your personality, talents, skills, character, intellectual vitality, grit, passions and dreams in the process. Colleges love this! No matter where you are in the essay writing process, learn about finding topics, structuring a narrative essay, crafting anecdotes, showing and telling, adding depth and introspection, displaying intellectual vitality, using sensory details, including dialogue, adding titles, and ending with memorable conclusions. Every "chunk" of advice and instruction is indicated with easy-to-find icons. Besides writing tips, techniques, strategies and other writing tools, this book includes helpful college admissions resources and inspiring sample essays written by real students. Most of the writing instruction is backed up by relevant examples. Outfitted with this easy-to-use Writing Survival Kit, you will be prepared to conquer your own college application essays-and land in your dream school! Students looking for a step-by-step guide on crafting narrative college admissions essays would love Essay Hell's companion guide: Escape Essay Hell. They also can find 50 inspiring narrative-style essays in the popular collection of samples written by real students who got into the most competitive colleges and universities in the nation, called Heavenly Essays. Find more help on the author's popular blog on writing college application essays at www.EssayHell.com. She also offers group and private tutoring to students and those who work to help them find their top-choice schools.
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Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays

Author: Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781617601385

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 199

View: 4799

"A resource to help students write the college admissions essay with tips on selecting a topic and recycling essays and an essay-writing workshop. Includes 50 examples of successful essays, 25 essay-writing mistakes, and writing strategies from admission officers"--
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