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A winning college application essay takes admission officers beyond the numbers and shows them what a student really cares about, how he/she thinks and who he/she really is. The College Application Essay by Sarah Myers McGinty is an easy-to-follow guide shows students how to maximize the opportunity to "tell us about yourself" by using the tools and skills they already have. Includes:
Ways to choose a topic
Strategies for distinctive answers
Remedies for procrastinators
Jumpstarts for writer's block
Tips on editing
Over 50 real application questions
Sample essays by real students
Critiques of the sample essays guide students toward the best practices and away from common mistakes.
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Title: The College Application Essay
Author: Sarah Myers McGinty