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The competition to get into your college of choice has never beenfiercer. Unfortunately, much of the application process is out ofyour hands. But one major aspect of the admission process is underyour control—your personal statement. Your application essayprovides you with the opportunity to let your true, unique andtotally irresistible self shine through.

College Admission Essays For Dummies is your total guideto crafting application essays that will make people sit up andtake notice. It demystifies the authority figures who’lljudge your work, helps you decide what to write, and then arms youwith the knowledge and skills you need to write your essay on timeand on target. Step by step, it walks you through the entireessay-writing process, offering priceless tips on how to:

  • Choose the best topic, tone, and structure for your essay
  • Capture the crucial stories that reveal who you are
  • Avoid common pitfalls that can sabotage your application
  • Overcome writer’s block
  • Know how to respond to unusual and off-the-wall essayquestions
  • Write successful short answers to specific applicationquestions

College admission guru Geraldine Woods punctures common mythsabout application essays and tells you what you absolutely must doto write a good one. With the help of many inspiring andinstructive killer essays, she shows you how to:

  • Put yourself in the right mental state for writing well
  • Gather ideas, focus on a topic and choose the best structurefor your essay
  • Use topic sentences, detail, and strong introductions andconclusions
  • Write a rough draft
  • Show rather than tell your story
  • Make sure your spelling and grammar are pitch perfect
  • Create smooth transitions and avoid repetitions

Your college application essay is your chance to show thecommittee that you’re more than just a statistic. LetCollege Admission Essays For Dummies show you how to write“admit-clinching” college essays.

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