Writing Successful College Applications, 1st Edition

  • Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick
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  • ISBN-10: 0768938902
  • ISBN-13: 9780768938906
  • DDC: 378.1616
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Today's college admission applications involve writing more than just one essay. The various required paragraphs and statements demand skill and finesse. Writing Successful College Applications offers vital tips and step-by-step expert advice to help students create outstanding essays to succeed in all aspects of their college applications. This new book offers proven strategies to help students craft a successful essay or personal statement, with tips and insights to guide them through the writing process. There are over 50 sample personal statements from successful students plus bonus information on how to write strong activity and academic paragraphs as well as the "Why This School" paragraph—essential pieces of college applications that should not be overlooked. Interviews with Deans of Admission offer valuable information on what colleges are really looking for in an admission essay.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Writing from Your Hear T and Mind: A College Essay That Only You Could Write.
2: Dos and Don'ts in Writing Your College Application.
3: 50+ Sample Essays.
4: The Activity Paragraph.
5: The Academic and “Thinking” Paragraph.
6: The “Why This School?” Question.
7: Supplemental Questions: Short Answers & Fill-in-the-Blanks.
8: Additional Information Sections.
9: How to “Recycle” Your Writing.
10: The Brag Sheet—Advice for Writing Your Résumé.
11: Interviews with Deans of Admission: Insights, Tips, and Wisdom.
Concluding Remarks.
Student Contributors.
Application Websites.