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Accepted! [electronic resource] : 50 successful college admission essays / Gen and Kelly Tanabe.

By: Tanabe, Gen S.
Contributor(s): Tanabe, Kelly Y.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Belmont, CA : SuperCollege LLC, c2008Edition: 3rd ed.Description: 1 online resource (x, 224 p.).ISBN: 9781932662269 (electronic bk.); 193266226X (electronic bk.); 9781932662122 (electronic bk.); 193266212X (electronic bk.).Other title: 50 successful college admission essays | Fifty successful college admission essays.Subject(s): College applications -- United States | Exposition (Rhetoric) | Universities and colleges -- United States -- Admission | EDUCATION -- HigherGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Accepted!DDC classification: 378.1/6160973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. The almighty admission essay -- Why the admission essay is critical -- College admission : art or science? -- What we can teach you about successful admission essays -- 2. The ingredients of the essay -- Why you should care about the essay -- Essay questions you're likely to face -- Is this a trick question? -- The dreaded word count -- Technology to the rescue or not -- 3. How to find the perfect topic -- Begin with a brainstorm -- The litmus test for originality -- Analyze your topic's revealing qualities -- Challenge your topic with these questions -- Too much detail -- Just plain dumb topics -- 4. The essay-writing workshop -- Writing your masterpiece -- Essential strategies for writing a great essay -- You are the subject of your essay -- 25 worst essay-writing mistakes -- When the big game is a big mistake -- How humor can kill an essay -- The importance of editors -- 5. Recycling your essays -- Don't throw away a good essay -- The common application : the ideal way to recycle -- Modifying an existing essay -- A final warning about recycling -- 6. Roundtable with admission officers -- Meet the admission officers -- What happens to the essay once it is received? -- Why is the admission process so subjective? -- What's the real reason for the essay? -- What impresses you when you read an essay? -- What common mistakes do students make? -- What surprises students about how you read their essays? -- What advice do you have for writing essays? -- 7. 57 successful admission essays -- Personal beliefs & reflections -- Memorable essay : snow junkie -- Influential books -- Essays about family -- Memorable essay : melodies of life -- Influential people -- Memorable essay : cracking your brain open -- Things that represent me -- Memorable essay : spaghetti sauce -- Essays about writing essays -- Extracurricular activities & athletics -- Memorable essay : my new brother -- Essays about music -- Math & science -- Essays about jobs & careers -- Essays about issues -- Overcoming a weakness or challenge -- Essays about places -- 8. Parting words -- You can write a breathtaking essay -- How final decisions are made -- Appendix. Web resources -- Index.
Summary: Shows how to craft winning essays in a step-by-step guide with advice on selecting topics, creating outlines, writing, and editing.
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"Your essay can get you in or keep you out of the college of your dreams -- step-by-step instructions on how to craft a successful college admission essay -- learn from over 50 essays that worked -- avoid 25 mistakes that doom any essay."

Includes bibliographical references (p. 215) and index.

1. The almighty admission essay -- Why the admission essay is critical -- College admission : art or science? -- What we can teach you about successful admission essays -- 2. The ingredients of the essay -- Why you should care about the essay -- Essay questions you're likely to face -- Is this a trick question? -- The dreaded word count -- Technology to the rescue or not -- 3. How to find the perfect topic -- Begin with a brainstorm -- The litmus test for originality -- Analyze your topic's revealing qualities -- Challenge your topic with these questions -- Too much detail -- Just plain dumb topics -- 4. The essay-writing workshop -- Writing your masterpiece -- Essential strategies for writing a great essay -- You are the subject of your essay -- 25 worst essay-writing mistakes -- When the big game is a big mistake -- How humor can kill an essay -- The importance of editors -- 5. Recycling your essays -- Don't throw away a good essay -- The common application : the ideal way to recycle -- Modifying an existing essay -- A final warning about recycling -- 6. Roundtable with admission officers -- Meet the admission officers -- What happens to the essay once it is received? -- Why is the admission process so subjective? -- What's the real reason for the essay? -- What impresses you when you read an essay? -- What common mistakes do students make? -- What surprises students about how you read their essays? -- What advice do you have for writing essays? -- 7. 57 successful admission essays -- Personal beliefs & reflections -- Memorable essay : snow junkie -- Influential books -- Essays about family -- Memorable essay : melodies of life -- Influential people -- Memorable essay : cracking your brain open -- Things that represent me -- Memorable essay : spaghetti sauce -- Essays about writing essays -- Extracurricular activities & athletics -- Memorable essay : my new brother -- Essays about music -- Math & science -- Essays about jobs & careers -- Essays about issues -- Overcoming a weakness or challenge -- Essays about places -- 8. Parting words -- You can write a breathtaking essay -- How final decisions are made -- Appendix. Web resources -- Index.

Shows how to craft winning essays in a step-by-step guide with advice on selecting topics, creating outlines, writing, and editing.

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