Fiske Real College Essays that Work

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From the most trusted name in college admission resources comes the first application-essay book designed for those who need it most—bright students who aren't natural writers.——By providing more than 100 real sample essays, college experts Edward Fiske and Bruce Hammond give students an all-inclusive guide to writing an application essay that will open the door to the college of their choice. Includes samples written with all degrees of proficiency and describes how to edit an essay, from initial draft to final ...

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Overview

From the most trusted name in college admission resources comes the first application-essay book designed for those who need it most—bright students who aren't natural writers.——By providing more than 100 real sample essays, college experts Edward Fiske and Bruce Hammond give students an all-inclusive guide to writing an application essay that will open the door to the college of their choice. Includes samples written with all degrees of proficiency and describes how to edit an essay, from initial draft to final submission, plus:—• Specialized essays for athletes, engineering students, big schools, etc.—• The 10 biggest blunders that students make—• The 10 toughest questions from colleges—• 10 clichés to avoid——

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402260759
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 328,595
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward B. Fiske served for 17 years as education editor of the New York Times, where he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He is also the author of the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Couldn't I Just Write about Things That Make Me Happy? v

Part 1 Writing a Great Essay 1

Chapter 1 What Makes a Great Essay? 3

Chapter 2 Rescue from Writer's Block 13

Chapter 3 Crafting a Narrative 23

Part 2 Real College Essays That Work 33

Academics 37

Science and Science Fiction 51

Hobby or Interest 61

Athletics 95

The Arts 105

Camp Counseling and Community Service 139

Racial or Cultural Differences 159

Politics and Religion 191

A Significant Experience 205

Humor 221

Family and Relationships 243

A Moral Dilemma 257

Personal Growth 267

Travel 287

Why I Love First Choice U 309

Appendix: The Search for an Opening Line 325

Acknowledgments 339

College Counselors Advisory Group 340

About the Authors 342

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    Andrew

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