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:
160
Sales rank:
277,259
File size:
0 MB

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