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Best College Admission Essays

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ISBN-10: 0768917298

ISBN-13: 9780768917291

Edition: 3rd

Authors: Scott Stewart, Peterson's (Firm) Staff, Cynthia C. Muchnick, Mark A. Stewart

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With an ever-widening pool of college applicants, the essay is increasingly being used as the deciding factor in the competitive admissions game. This handy step-by-step guide shows students what to do--and what not to do--with 50 creative and compelling samples.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Peterson's
Publication date: 7/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Insights on Essays
Essay Topics on the "Common Application"
The Role of the Essay in the Admission Process
10 Steps to an Awesome Admission Essay
Learn More about Yourself
Do Some Serious Brainstorming
Check Out the College's Own Resources for Essay Ideas
Avoid Overused Ideas: Seek Out Overlooked Ideas
Observe These DO's and DON'Ts for Theme and Content
Write, Write, and Write Some More
Impress Them with Your Style ... But Don't Resort to Gimmicks
Avoid Careless Errors and Grammatical Blunders
Obtain Useful Feedback and Fine-Tune Your Essay
Package and Present Your Essay Appropriately
50 Awesome Admission Essays
A Revealing Look at the Real Me (7 Essays)
Meaningful Metaphors and Symbolic Keepsakes (6 Essays)
Family Ties (5 Essays)
Terrific Teachers (4 Essays)
World Views and Personal Convictions (8 Essays)
Lessons Learned, Setbacks, and Successes (6 Essays)
Preoccupations and Passions (7 Essays)
Clever and Creative, Witty and Whimsical (7 Essays)
Advice from the Experts
Jane Reynolds--Dean of Admission, Amherst College
Theodore O'Neill--Dean of Admission, University of Chicago
Eric J. Furda--Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Columbia University
Christoph Guttentag--Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Duke University
Vince Cuseo--Senior Associate Dean of Admission, Grinnell College
Richard Avitabile--Vice Provost Enrollment Services & Planning, New York University
Lee Stetson--Dean of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania
Joseph Allen--Dean of Admission and Financial Aid and Author of The 10-Minute Guide to Choosing a College (ARCO), University of Southern California
James Montoya--Former Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Stanford University
Barbara-Jan Wilson--Vice President for University Relations, Wesleyan University
Tom Parker--Director (Dean) of Admission (and Financial Aid), Williams College (Now at Amherst College)
Richard Shaw--Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, Yale University