On Writing the College Application Essay, 25th Anniversary Edition

The Key to Acceptance at the College of Your Choice

by Harry Bauld

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  • 9780062123992
  • 9780062038173

What does an admissions officer look for in a college application essay?

You. It's that simple. There's no formula, no trick, no strategy, says Harry Bauld, a former Ivy League admissions officer. 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. In this fully revised and updated edition of the classic guide to writing the best essay of your life, Bauld reveals the big clichés (The Trip, The Jock, Miss America, Pet Death) and helps you discover ways to come alive on the page as a real person instead of applicant number 13,791.


  • HarperCollins; August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780062038173
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: On Writing the College Application Essay, 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Author: Harry Bauld
  • Imprint: Collins Reference
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780062123992
  • 9780062038173