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On Writing the College Application Essay: The Key to Acceptance at the College of Your Choice
     

On Writing the College Application Essay: The Key to Acceptance at the College of Your Choice

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by Harry Bauld
 

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What does an admissions officer look for in a college application essay?

You. It's that simple. There's no formula, no trick, no strategy, says Harry Bauld, a former Ivy League admissions officer. But with acceptance rates at all-time lows, just being yourself in an essay means understanding your readers and the unique form in which you are writing. In this

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What does an admissions officer look for in a college application essay?

You. It's that simple. There's no formula, no trick, no strategy, says Harry Bauld, a former Ivy League admissions officer. But with acceptance rates at all-time lows, just being yourself in an essay means understanding your readers and the unique form in which you are writing. In this fully revised and updated edition of the classic guide to writing the best essay of your life, Bauld reveals the big clichés (The Trip, The Jock, Miss America, Pet Death) and helps you discover ways to come alive on the page as a real person instead of applicant number 13,791.

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ISBN-13:
9780062038173
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/21/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,027,874
File size:
483 KB

Meet the Author

Harry Bauld has been a writer, teacher, and speaker for thirty years. He has worked in admissions and college counseling at high schools and universities, including Brown and Columbia, and is currently an English teacher at Horace Mann School in New York.

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On Writing the College Application Essay, 25th Anniversary Edition: The Key to Acceptance at the College of Your Choice 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first thing I would tell someone about this book is that it is funny. That is great because the application process itself is so humorless.  As a professional who works with teenagers and a parent of a college applicant, I am well aware of the usual advice. There is fresh information here and more detail than any college counselor could have the time to provide. He also speaks from authority and can give an insiders perspective.  It is also just short enough that an average impatient college applicant will read it. 
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