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How to Write a Winning College Application Essay

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ISBN-10: 0761524266

ISBN-13: 9780761524267

Edition: 4th 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Michael James Mason

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Get into the College of Your Dreams An original and creative essay is one of the keys to getting into the college you've always dreamed of, as well as to getting the financial aid you deserve. This book gives you everything you need to make your own unique talents shine in your college application essay. Even if writing is not your strong point, author Michael James Mason shows you: ·Exactly what admissions officers look for ·What works—and what doesn't, using actual student essays ·Proven techniques for writing your best essay ·Special tips for SAT and scholarship essays ·A last-minute checklist before you submit your essay ·And much more! "Well written, very useful, and highly recommended." —Hunter's Guide to the College Guides "Demystifies one of the most important and challenging parts of the college application process—the personal essay. . . . An invaluable resource!" —Gail Devine, director of college counseling, Louisville High School, Woodland Hills, California "This book taught me what colleges look for in an essay and showed me how to effectively communicate my thoughts in writing." —Ryan Miller, University of Virginia graduate
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 5/25/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Mason is the founder and director of the College Writing Workshop.

Author's Note to the Fourth Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
What's It All About?
The Admissions Officers Speak!
The History of You
How to Build a Strong Personal Information Profile . . . and What to Do with It
Go to Commercial
Do's and Don'ts
It's Showtime!
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:Sample Essays
Under Pressure: TheSAT II: Writing Test
The Graduate School Essay
"It's Only Money!":Writing Essays for Scholarships
Final Touches Bibliography Index