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Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays

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ISBN-10: 1932662952

ISBN-13: 9781932662955

Edition: 4th 2011

Authors: Kelly Tanabe, Kelly Tanabe

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Students will prepare powerful and successful admission essays with the tools provided in this invaluable, newly updated resource. Examples of 50 real essays are included, discussing topics such as leadership, personal obstacles, athletics, public service, special talents, and future goals. The strengths and successes of each example are analyzed, as well as the inspirations of each writer. A comprehensive writing workshop provides tips toward selecting topics, developing stories, editing drafts, and applying finishing touches. Further examples of 12 unsuccessful essays, a list of 25 easy mistakes to avoid, and new interviews with admissions officers are presented to help would-be entrants…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SuperCollege LLC
Publication date: 8/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

The Almighty Admission Essay
Why the admission essay is critical
College admission: art or science?
What we can teach you about successful admission essays
The Ingredients Of The Essay
Why you should care about the essay
Essay questions you're likely to face
Is this a trick question?
The dreaded word count
Technology to the rescue or not
How To Find The Perfect Topic
Begin with a brainstorm
The litmus test for originality
Analyze your topic's revealing qualities
Challenge your topic with these questions
Too much detail
Just plain dumb topics
The Essay-Writing Workshop
Writing your masterpiece
Essential strategies for writing a great essay
You are the subject of your essay
25 worst essay-writing mistakes
When the big game is a big mistake
How humor can kill an essay
The importance of editors
Recycling Your Essays
Don't throw away a good essay
The common Application: The ideal way to recycle
Modifying an existing essay
A final warning about recycling
Roundtable With Admission Officers
Meet the admission officers
What happens to the essay once it is received?
Why is the admission process so subjective?
What's the real reason for the essay?
What impresses you when you read an essay?
What common mistakes do students make?
What surprises students about how you read their essays?
What advice do you have for writing essays?
57 Successful Admission Essays
Personal beliefs & reflections
Memorable essay: Snow junkie
Influential books
Essays about family
Memorable essay: Melodies of life
Influential people
Memorable essay: Cracking your brain open
Things that represent me
Memorable essay: Spaghetti sance
Essays about writing essays
Extracurricular activities & athletics
Memorable essay: My new brother
Essays about music
Math & science
Essays about jobs & careers
Essays about issues
Overcoming a weakness or challenge
Essays about places
Parting Words
You can write a breathtaking essay
How final decisions are made
Appendix: Web Resources