eBook On Writing the College Application Essay: The Key to Acceptance and the College of your Choice download
by Harry Bauld
Author: Harry Bauld
Publisher: Collins Reference (August 27, 1987)
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From Library Journal I bought this book thinking it would just be about the nuts-and-bolts of writing the college essay.
From Library Journal. Bauld gives entertaining and thought-provoking methods of accomplishing the task. I bought this book thinking it would just be about the nuts-and-bolts of writing the college essay. The book does thoroughly cover this topic, however it's real value for the money is the insight and jolt of reality it provides into the process of admission from the point of view of the admissions staff.
Writing your college essay can be very nerve racking and can be hard to start. Though this book is obviously written with the college bound student in mind, there were some universal advice and insight on essay writing that I found absolutely wonderful. Bauld's book gives students the initial spark to begin writing and guides them to the successful track. He does this by providing examples of previous essays and showing certain strengths and weaknesses in each. I really enjoyed this book, especially the chapter on re-writing. I recommend this book for essay writers and students alike.
Bauld Prior to reading this book, I understood little to moderate about college essays. Bauld split the officers into 2 categories, the temps and the lifes. Overall I think this book is helpful because it enhanced my understanding of how to write a compelling college essay
Bauld Prior to reading this book, I understood little to moderate about college essays. I already knew that your essay should somewhat be a narrative and you should show your story, not tell. A more interesting beginning would start with a "shocker" or a paradox. Overall I think this book is helpful because it enhanced my understanding of how to write a compelling college essay. I learned to focus on a single subject and narrow that down.
But with acceptance rates at all-time lows, just being yourself in an essay means understanding your readers and the .
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. See all Product description.
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Two things to do before writing college essays 1. Read other essays 2. Practice - to write well, you have to write A warning: There's no magic formula for writing the college essay. Writing," said E. B. White, "is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar
Two things to do before writing college essays 1. White, "is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar. It's not any kind of trick at all, in fact. Your writing is your way of seeing and of thinking. How an essay really works: it shows you at your alive and thinking best, a person worth listening to-not just for the ten minutes it takes to read your application, but for the next four years.
On Writing the College Application Essay : The Key to Acceptance and the College of Your Choice. This is not only the best book on writing the college application essay, but one of the best books about writing, period. With amazingly fresh and funny examples throughout, it shows how bored admissions officers are by the pompous, self-congratulatory essays that students often think they're supposed to write-and how those students can do much, much better. It literally changed my daughter's life, not only because she got into the very competitive college of her choice, but because she now is a sharper, more interesting writer.
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Vital information for every college applicant.
With reliable, lightly delivered advice, Bauld shows the student how to come alive on paper with an honest, entertaining essay that will stand apart from the rest. Vital information for every college applicant. A former Ivy League admissions officer provides tough and funny advice on coming up with the best essay possible. He takes the sting out of an intimidating process, and he helped me become not only a stronger applicant but also a better writer once I got to college. -Ina Scherl, Brown University, class of 1989A.
The Key to Acceptance at the College of Your Choice. One of the most stressful aspects of the college application process is the essay
The Key to Acceptance at the College of Your Choice. One of the most stressful aspects of the college application process is the essay. Most students worry about what an admissions officer looks for in a writing sample. But that’s the wrong way to approach this vital component, says former college admissions officer Harry Bauld. At Brown and Columbia, he saw what prospective students often did wrong-and now tells you how to do it right.