• Study Aids

Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Third Edition

Crafting a Winning Personal Statement
Author: Alan Gelb
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399578706
Category: Study Aids
Page: 240
View: 8541
The definitive guide to writing an amazing essay and mastering the college applications process. Writing a memorable personal statement can seem like an overwhelming project for a young college applicant, but college essay coach Alan Gelb's organized and encouraging step-by-step instructions take the intimidation out of the process, enabling applicants to craft a meaningful and polished college admissions essay. Gelb teaches students to identify an engaging topic and use creative writing techniques to compose a vivid statement that will reflect their individuality. A consistent top-seller in the college prep category, Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Easy Steps has been revised to include extra information on supplemental and waitlist essays. This much-needed handbook will help applicants win over the admissions dean, while preparing them to write better papers once they've been accepted. For more, visit the author’s website at www.conquerthecollegeessay.com.

    • Study Aids

How to Prepare a Standout College Application

Expert Advice that Takes You from LMO* (*Like Many Others) to Admit
Author: Alison Cooper Chisolm,Anna Ivey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118702069
Category: Study Aids
Page: 352
View: 4653
Demystifying the process of completing a college application Written by two former admissions officers at top universities and current admissions coaches, this book is a must-have for preparing a winning college application. The authors reveal the mystery behind what college admissions officers are looking for and show applicants how to leverage their credentials, stand out in the over-crowded applicants' pool, and make a genuine, memorable impression. This is the book that will help the college-bound get off the "like many others" pile and onto the acceptance list. Includes instructions and examples for every component of the college application, from writing the essay to answering questions like "Why do you want to go to College X?" Shows how to avoid underestimating the importance of critical features on any application Includes the latest information on the Common Application 4.0 and corrects outdated, holdover advice still stressed in many other books This book is filled with step-by-step advice that students and parents can use immediately and will refer to again and again.

    • Education

Escape Essay Hell!

A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Narrative College Application Essays
Author: Janine Robinson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781492855392
Category: Education
Page: 76
View: 3879
Escape Essay Hell! is a fast-and-easy guide to writing narrative-style essays for college application essays. Janine Robinson, an English teacher and professional writer who has tutored college-bound students on these essays for years, acts as a personal writing coach to guide and cheer students through this dreaded process. College admissions "experts" tell students to "Tell a story," or "Make the essay about you!," or "Be an individual." And this is all correct. But no one ever explains exactly HOW they can do this. Until now. In her motivating guide, Janine takes students through 10 simple steps to find engaging topics and then craft compelling essays using storytelling writing techniques. Students will learn how to identify their unique defining qualities, write engaging mini-stories called anecdotes, and use a powerful Show and Tell writing formula. Escape Essay Hell! can help students write personal statements and respond to prompts for The Common Application, public university, private college, supplemental, graduate school and scholarship essays. By following these informative and inspiring steps, students will escape Essay Hell in no time at all--and have their best shot at landing in their dream school!

    • Study Aids

College Essay Essentials

A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Successful College Admissions Essay
Author: Ethan Sawyer
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492635138
Category: Study Aids
Page: 256
View: 3250
Writing an amazing college admission essay is easier than you think! So you're a high school senior given the task of writing a 650-word personal statement for your college application. Do you tell the story of your life, or a story from your life? Do you choose a single moment? If so, which one? The options seem endless. Lucky for you, they're not. College counselor Ethan Sawyer (aka The College Essay Guy) will show you that there are only four (really, four!) types of college admission essays. And all you have to do to figure out which type is best for you is answer two simple questions: 1. Have you experienced significant challenges in your life? 2. Do you know what you want to be or do in the future? With these questions providing the building blocks for your essay, Sawyer guides you through the rest of the process, from choosing a structure to revising your essay, and answers the big questions that have probably been keeping you up at night: How do I brag in a way that doesn't sound like bragging? and How do I make my essay, like, deep? Packed with tips, tricks, exercises, and sample essays from real students who got into their dream schools, College Essay Essentials is the only college essay guide to make this complicated process logical, simple, and (dare we say it?) a little bit fun.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Having the Last Say

Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story
Author: Alan Gelb
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399174877
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
View: 1710
As the baby-boomer generation ages, its members are looking ahead to the biggest challenge of all- making sense of life in its third act. Having the Last Saytakes life review out of the realm of memoir writing and journaling - making the rich and timeless tradition of authentic storytelling accessible to those who have never considered themselves 'writers.' In creating 'legacies' in the form of short personal narratives, you will have the opportunity to reflect on the people and events that have shaped your life and your values, and to share these stories with those who matter most. Gelb's reassuring and straightforward advice will help you every step of the way, from identifying an engaging topic to employing creative writing techniques in order to construct a compelling story. 'Having the Last Saymakes you want to pick up a pen and write - even if you're certain that you're not a writer. Alan Gelb gives you a reason to try, and the conviction that you can. Perhaps you want to convey a deeply held value, describe a passion, reveal a bit of family history that shaped you. Follow Gelb's clear instructions about how to craft a short piece, and voilà, you'll find that you've expressed something heartfelt and filled with meaning.' Janna Malamud Smith, author of An Absorbing Errand- How Artists and Craftsmen Make Their Way to Mastery'With humor, compassion, and an expert's understanding of the difficulties inherent in putting pen to paper (or fingers to keys), writing coach Alan Gelb offers a step-by-step guide to all of us who yearn to examine our lives, validate our unique individuality, and create a valuable and touching slice of family history to bequeath to our offspring.' Katherine Ketcham, coauthor of Experiencing Spirituality and The Spirituality of Imperfection

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50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

What Worked for Them Can Help You Get into the College of Your Choice
Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250127564
Category: Study Aids
Page: 208
View: 526
With talented applicants coming from the top high schools as well as the pressure to succeed from family and friends, it’s no wonder that writing college application essays is one of the most stressful tasks high schoolers face. Add in how hard it is to get started or brag about accomplishments or order stories for maximum effect, and it’s a wonder that any ever get written. To help, this completely new edition of 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays, edited by the staff of the Harvard Crimson, gives readers the most inspiring approaches, both conventional and creative, that won over admissions officers at Harvard University, the nation’s top ranked college. From chronicling personal achievements to detailing unique talents, the topics covered in these essays open applicants up to new techniques to put their best foot forward. It teaches students how to: - Get started - Stand out - Structure the best possible essay - Avoid common pitfalls Each essay in this collection is from a Harvard student who made the cut and is followed by analysis by the staff of The Harvard Crimson where strengths and weakness are detailed to show readers how they can approach their own stories and ultimately write their own high-caliber essay. 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays’ all-new essays and straightforward advice make it the first stop for applicants who are looking to craft essays that get them accepted to the school of their dreams.

    • Reference

Write Your Way In

Crafting an Unforgettable College Admissions Essay
Author: Rachel Toor
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022638392X
Category: Reference
Page: 164
View: 6753
Writing, for most of us, is bound up with anxiety. It’s even worse when it feels like your whole future—or at least where you’ll spend the next four years in college—is on the line. It’s easy to understand why so many high school seniors put off working on their applications until the last minute or end up with a generic and clichéd essay. The good news? You already have the “secret sauce” for crafting a compelling personal essay: your own experiences and your unique voice. The best essays rarely catalog how students have succeeded or achieved. Good writing shows the reader how you’ve struggled and describes mistakes you’ve made. Excellent essays express what you’re fired up about, illustrate how you think, and illuminate the ways you’ve grown. More than twenty million students apply to college every year; many of them look similar in terms of test scores, grades, courses taken, extracurricular activities. Admissions officers wade through piles of files. As an applicant, you need to think about what will interest an exhausted reader. What can you write that will make her argue to admit you instead of the thousands of other applicants? A good essay will be conversational and rich in vivid details, and it could only be written by one person—you. This book will help you figure out how to find and present the best in yourself. You’ll acquire some useful tools for writing well—and may even have fun—in the process.

    • Study Aids

Graduate Admissions Essays

Write Your Way Into the Graduate School of Your Choice
Author: Donald Asher
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1607743213
Category: Study Aids
Page: 241
View: 1529
Offers tips on writing an essay for admission to graduate school, provides an explanation of the admissions process, gives advice on securing letters of recommendation, and features resources for locating scholarships.

    • Study Aids

Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age

Author: Michael Muska,Paulo de Oliveira,Anne Dwane,Steve Cohen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544186540
Category: Study Aids
Page: 360
View: 6662
From the college admissions experts—where to go, how to get in, and how to pay for it Zinch.com is the largest online social network connecting students with colleges and scholarship opportunities. With 2.5 million student profiles and more than 800 universities—from Yale to Stanford, and American University to community colleges—Zinch offers students an efficient, relevant, and effective way to find the "right- fit" school, how to get in, and how to pay for it. Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age is your college admissions how-to guide, written by experts with insider guidance to the entire college admission process. Leveraging the power of Zinch.com, it covers every aspect of the college application process, from choosing the right (vs.best) schools, visiting campuses, improving your odds with a dynamic application strategy, meeting with a college advisor, working with athletic recruiting, applying for financial aid, knowing what to do if you are on a wait list, and much more. Incredibly well-connected authors Leverages the power of Zinch.com, the largest online social network of its kind Application do's and don'ts If you are one of the 2.2 million high school seniors ready to embark on the next step in your education, Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age is your go-to guide for getting into the college of your dreams—without ever breaking a sweat.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Top STEM Careers in Science

Author: Anastasia Suen
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477776664
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 4825
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers are believed to be the best opportunities for young people today, and this resource outlines the best options for those who are interested in the sciences. This volume covers several career clusters, including environmental science, biofuels, hydrology, genetics, and agriculture, among others. It also outlines what students need to do to prepare for a STEM career in science as well as the future of these exciting new areas. This title is a perfect resource for young people who have a deep interest in the sciences and are looking for the best opportunities.

    • Reference

The Craft of Research, Fourth Edition

Author: Wayne C. Booth,Gregory G. Colomb,Joseph M. Williams,Joseph Bizup,William T. FitzGerald
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022623987X
Category: Reference
Page: 336
View: 3938
With more than three-quarters of a million copies sold since its first publication, The Craft of Research has helped generations of researchers at every level—from first-year undergraduates to advanced graduate students to research reporters in business and government—learn how to conduct effective and meaningful research. Conceived by seasoned researchers and educators Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, this fundamental work explains how to find and evaluate sources, anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and integrate these pieces into an argument that stands up to reader critique. The fourth edition has been thoroughly but respectfully revised by Joseph Bizup and William T. FitzGerald. It retains the original five-part structure, as well as the sound advice of earlier editions, but reflects the way research and writing are taught and practiced today. Its chapters on finding and engaging sources now incorporate recent developments in library and Internet research, emphasizing new techniques made possible by online databases and search engines. Bizup and FitzGerald provide fresh examples and standardized terminology to clarify concepts like argument, warrant, and problem. Following the same guiding principle as earlier editions—that the skills of doing and reporting research are not just for elite students but for everyone—this new edition retains the accessible voice and direct approach that have made The Craft of Research a leader in the field of research reference. With updated examples and information on evaluation and using contemporary sources, this beloved classic is ready for the next generation of researchers.

Writing Survival Kit

Everything You Need to Conquer the College Application Essay
Author: Janine Robinson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511606110
Page: 112
View: 9375
If you are like most students, college admissions essays push you into the scary, uncharted territory of writing about yourself. It doesn't help that you feel unprepared to craft this unfamiliar type of personal essay or that you also feel incredible pressure to make it perfect. But there's still time to learn-and ace it! The Writing Survival Kit will prepare you to write a killer essay using a toolkit of powerful narrative writing techniques. If you can tell your real-life stories, you will engage your readers and reveal your personality, talents, skills, character, intellectual vitality, grit, passions and dreams in the process. Colleges love this! No matter where you are in the essay writing process, learn about finding topics, structuring a narrative essay, crafting anecdotes, showing and telling, adding depth and introspection, displaying intellectual vitality, using sensory details, including dialogue, adding titles, and ending with memorable conclusions. Every "chunk" of advice and instruction is indicated with easy-to-find icons. Besides writing tips, techniques, strategies and other writing tools, this book includes helpful college admissions resources and inspiring sample essays written by real students. Most of the writing instruction is backed up by relevant examples. Outfitted with this easy-to-use Writing Survival Kit, you will be prepared to conquer your own college application essays-and land in your dream school! Students looking for a step-by-step guide on crafting narrative college admissions essays would love Essay Hell's companion guide: Escape Essay Hell. They also can find 50 inspiring narrative-style essays in the popular collection of samples written by real students who got into the most competitive colleges and universities in the nation, called Heavenly Essays. Find more help on the author's popular blog on writing college application essays at www.EssayHell.com. She also offers group and private tutoring to students and those who work to help them find their top-choice schools.

    • College applications

Heavenly Essays

50 Narrative College Application Essays That Worked
Author: Janine Robinson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781499318920
Category: College applications
Page: 149
View: 2574
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    • Education

Designing Groupwork

Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom Third Edition
Author: Elisabeth G. Cohen,Rachel A. Lotan
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807755664
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 6510
As teachers today work in ever more challenging contexts, groupwork remains a particularly effective pedagogical strategy. Based on years of research and teaching experience, the new edition of this popular book features significant updates on the successful use of cooperative learning to build equitable classrooms. Designing Groupwork, Third Edition incorporates current research findings with new material on what makes for a groupworthy task, and shows how groupwork contributes to growth and development in the language of instruction. Responding to new curriculum standards and assessments across all grade levels and subject areas, this edition shows teachers how to organize their classroom so that all students participate actively. This valuable and sensible resource is essential reading for educators at both the elementary and secondary levels, for teachers in training, and for anyone working in the field of education.

    • Education

50 Successful Stanford Application Essays

Get Into Stanford and Other Top Colleges
Author: Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe
Publisher: SuperCollege
ISBN: 9781617600944
Category: Education
Page: 208
View: 8857
Helping applicants navigate the intricate yet vitally important essay process at elite schools such as Stanford -- a university that enrolls students from all 50 states and 52 countries and has an admission rate less than seven percent -- this go-to guide helps prospective students see for themselves what it takes to be admitted to selective programs. Along with the 50 essay examples that give a detailed analysis of the strengths and even weaknesses of each essay, there are tips from college admission officers and successful applicants and a description of the 25 essay mistakes that guarantee failure. For highly judicious colleges, the essay is one of the most important factors in whether students are admitted or rejected, yet this resource, from a pair of award-winning authors and college application gurus, will help readers temper their fears and inspire their writing.

    • True Crime

In Cold Blood

Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0812994388
Category: True Crime
Page: 396
View: 3951
Powerful account of the brutal slaying of a Kansas family by two young ex-convicts.

College Application Hacked

1. The College Essay
Author: Umair Khan
Publisher: Burns Road Press
ISBN: 9780998927817
Page: N.A
View: 5223

    • Education

50 Successful University of California Application Essays

Get Into the Top Uc Colleges and Other Selective Schools
Author: Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe
Publisher: SuperCollege
ISBN: 9781617600951
Category: Education
Page: 192
View: 1014
Dedicated to giving prospective students the edge they need to distinguish themselves among tens of thousands of peers, this guidebook demystifies the essay portion of the application process to the top University of California schools, including those in Berkeley, Los Angeles, and San Diego. With the high level of selectivity at University of California programs, the unique essay requirements posed by the schools, and the ever-climbing number of applicants, the book arms readers with 50 example essays that feature a discussion of the positive and negative aspect to each one, tips from college admission officers and successful applicants, and a description of the 25 essay mistakes to avoid at all costs. For anyone wishing to become a Bruin, Golden Bear, or student at any school affiliated with the University of California system, this resource serves as the ultimate must-have to maximize success when composing the essay portion of an application.