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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User Review  - L L Levine - Borders

This book is a gift from heaven. Alan Gelb's book helps the college bound teen coalesce their thoughts and achievements to enable them to write clearly about themselves or translate their personal ... Read full review

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User Review  - Julie EVHS - Goodreads

I would give this book a 3.5 star. I didn't find this book as helpful as the other book (On Writing the College Application Essay by Harry Bauld) I read. I think the most important/useful tip from ... 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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