The C.A.P.E. Crusade: Your Guide to a Great College Application Personal Essay

The C.A.P.E. Crusade: Your Guide to a Great College Application Personal Essay

by Billy Lombardo
The C.A.P.E. Crusade: Your Guide to a Great College Application Personal Essay

The C.A.P.E. Crusade: Your Guide to a Great College Application Personal Essay

by Billy Lombardo

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Overview

The C.A.P.E. Crusade is a refreshingly new take on the College Application Personal Essay, Billy Lombardo provides a balance of broad guidance and nitty-gritty tips to help young writers craft meaningful essays in response to what can feel like an impersonal process.

Whether you've got a support team of dozens behind you, or you're going at it completely on your own, this book will get you through every step of the process. The C.A.P.E. Crusade anticipates the mental blocks, myths, misconceptions, and missteps that college essayists face, while covering myriad topics not explored in other books on the college essay:

• Myths, complaints, and challenges of the College Application Personal Essay

• Characteristics of great personal essays

• An inexhaustible list of essay topics

• The C.A.P.E. idea-generation prompts

• Getting Past the Reluctance to Reveal

• Making Use of Team You

• Peer editing as a teaching tool

• Braiding together seemingly disconnected topics

• Memory

• Closing the gap between oral and written expression

• Common (and flawed) approaches to the C.A.P.E.

Billy comes at this subject with decades of experience as a teacher, as a scholar deeply immersed in literature and creative writing, and as an author published in every genre from articles, reviews, interviews, and essays, to poetry, flash fiction, nonfiction, short stories, novels, and plays. An award-winning writer, Billy has helped hundreds of students from around the world create successful College Application Personal Essays.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781958714140
Publisher: Muse Literary
Publication date: 08/02/2022
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Billy Lombardo is the author of poetry, fiction, essays, plays, reviews, interviews, articles, screenplays, and more. His books include: The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories, The Man with Two Arms, Morning Will Come, How to Hold a Woman, and Meanwhile, Roxy Mourns. He is a Nelson Algren Award winner and the founder of Polyphony Lit, a student-run, international literary magazine for high school writers and editors. He is the founder of The Writing Pros/e, a writing and editing business. He teaches English at Trinity High School for Girls in River Forest, IL. Billy is a best-selling ghostwriter and still works one-on-one with a limited number of clients. He lives in Chicago with Amy and Valentino.
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