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Writing a successful college application essay, George Ehrenhaft

Label
Writing a successful college application essay
Title
Writing a successful college application essay
Statement of responsibility
George Ehrenhaft
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: A well written application essay gives students a big advantage in the admission process at many of the nation's best colleges and universities. This book guides prospective college entrants through the do's and don'ts of the essay writing process, advising on how to choose a topic, and then describing how to create a rough draft and polish and edit the writing into a finished essay. Author George Ehrenhaft points out that a successful college application essay always conveys the student's interests, personality, and thinking in a clear, concise manner. He recommends a variety of strong essay topics, and includes excerpts from successful application essays as well as several full-length sample essays from recent students. Each essay comes with a critique that discusses its strengths or indicates missteps. Here is important instruction and advice for all college applicants, and a solid general guide to good writing
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
378.1/662
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB2351.5
LC item number
.E37 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Writing a successful college application essay, George Ehrenhaft
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
1. Admit? Defer? Reject? -- How colleges decide -- The application essay -- Why colleges ask for an essay -- Write your way into college -- 2. An essay that works -- Essay tips -- Write honestly about yourself -- Writer about something important to you -- Write a unique essay, the one that only you can write -- Focus on a single area -- The boasting problem -- Dangerous areas : proceed with caution -- The "jock" essay -- Last summer I went to ... -- Answering the offbeat question -- Answering the ordinary question -- Humor in your essay -- Reading your essay : samples by Joyce B, Chandra B, Angela C, and Eric H -- 3. What to write about -- Common application questions -- The "significant experience" question -- The "important issue" question -- The "significant person" question -- The "important influence" question -- The "diversity" question -- The "open" question -- Supplements to the common application -- Why go to college? Why here? -- Who are you? -- Would you tell us a story about yourself? -- What is important to you? -- What would you like to tell us about yourself? -- Thinking of ideas to write about -- 4. Composing your essay -- Thinking about the reader -- Warming up -- Writing the essay -- Introductions : hooking the reader -- The body : putting the pieces together -- Transitions and paragraphs : taking readers by the hand -- The conclusion : giving a farewell gift -- 5. Rewriting and editing -- Having another look -- Finding your "voice" -- Editing for clarity -- Plain words -- Exact words -- Clear sentences -- Clear meaning -- Harmony -- Editing for interest Brevity works best -- Show, don't tell -- Active verbs -- Active sentences -- Fresh language and surprises -- Surprise with comparisons -- Sentence variety -- Short and long sentences -- The final check -- 6. Presenting your essay -- Online and paper applications -- Proofreading -- Getting help -- In addition to your essay -- When it's done -- Appendix A. Essays in progress : drafts by Ellie E and Chuck D -- Appendix B. Completed essays : essays by Paul G, Peter S, and Betsy S -- Appendix C. Student contributors
Control code
176648970
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
4th ed
Extent
vi, 170 p.
Isbn
9780764136375
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007043441
System control number
(OCoLC)176648970
Label
Writing a successful college application essay, George Ehrenhaft
Publication
Contents
1. Admit? Defer? Reject? -- How colleges decide -- The application essay -- Why colleges ask for an essay -- Write your way into college -- 2. An essay that works -- Essay tips -- Write honestly about yourself -- Writer about something important to you -- Write a unique essay, the one that only you can write -- Focus on a single area -- The boasting problem -- Dangerous areas : proceed with caution -- The "jock" essay -- Last summer I went to ... -- Answering the offbeat question -- Answering the ordinary question -- Humor in your essay -- Reading your essay : samples by Joyce B, Chandra B, Angela C, and Eric H -- 3. What to write about -- Common application questions -- The "significant experience" question -- The "important issue" question -- The "significant person" question -- The "important influence" question -- The "diversity" question -- The "open" question -- Supplements to the common application -- Why go to college? Why here? -- Who are you? -- Would you tell us a story about yourself? -- What is important to you? -- What would you like to tell us about yourself? -- Thinking of ideas to write about -- 4. Composing your essay -- Thinking about the reader -- Warming up -- Writing the essay -- Introductions : hooking the reader -- The body : putting the pieces together -- Transitions and paragraphs : taking readers by the hand -- The conclusion : giving a farewell gift -- 5. Rewriting and editing -- Having another look -- Finding your "voice" -- Editing for clarity -- Plain words -- Exact words -- Clear sentences -- Clear meaning -- Harmony -- Editing for interest Brevity works best -- Show, don't tell -- Active verbs -- Active sentences -- Fresh language and surprises -- Surprise with comparisons -- Sentence variety -- Short and long sentences -- The final check -- 6. Presenting your essay -- Online and paper applications -- Proofreading -- Getting help -- In addition to your essay -- When it's done -- Appendix A. Essays in progress : drafts by Ellie E and Chuck D -- Appendix B. Completed essays : essays by Paul G, Peter S, and Betsy S -- Appendix C. Student contributors
Control code
176648970
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
4th ed
Extent
vi, 170 p.
Isbn
9780764136375
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007043441
System control number
(OCoLC)176648970

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