Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps: Crafting a Winning Personal Statement

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Ten Speed Press, 2008 - Study Aids - 193 pages
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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

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Review: Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps: Crafting a Winning Personal Statement

User Review  - Beth Cain - Goodreads

I read this book as research for a writing workshop. I found the content very entertaining, but when I went to compile materials, I found that just flipping through "College Admission Essays for ... Read full review

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TCL Call #: 808 Gelb Diana's rating: 5 stars I just skimmed this book and immediately brought it home...my son was struggling to polish up his essay and just reading the first and last chapter brought ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

ALAN GELB is a college essay coach and professional writer whose clients include colleges and universities across the country. He is the author of The Complete Student, A Survival Guide for Professionals, Most Likely to Succeed, and more. Alan lives with his family in East Chatham, New York.

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