On Writing the College Application Essay, 25th Anniversary Edition: The Key to Acceptance at the College of Your Choice (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Aug 21, 2012 - Study Aids - 160 pages
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What does an admissions officer look for in a college application essay?

You. It's that simple. There's no formula, no trick, no strategy, says Harry Bauld, a former Ivy League admissions officer. But with acceptance rates at all-time lows, just being yourself in an essay means understanding your readers and the unique form in which you are writing. In this fully revised and updated edition of the classic guide to writing the best essay of your life, Bauld reveals the big clichés (The Trip, The Jock, Miss America, Pet Death) and helps you discover ways to come alive on the page as a real person instead of applicant number 13,791.

  

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Contents

The Gray Area
3
Know Your Audience
10
Danger Sleepy Prose Ahead or The Sandman Cometh
22
Chilling Out
29
Warming Up
38
Coming Alive
49
Sweetheart Get Me Rewrite
57
Tinkering
68
Evolution of an Essay
82
The Questions
93
Exhibits The Quick and the Dull
100
Anthology
123
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Harry Bauld has been a writer, teacher, and speaker for thirty years. He has worked in admissions and college counseling at high schools and universities, including Brown and Columbia, and is currently an English teacher at Horace Mann School in New York.

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