How to Write an Effective College Application Essay

The Inside Scoop for Students

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How to Write an Effective College Application Essay: The Inside Scoop for Students

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How to Write an Effective College Application Essay: The Inside Scoop for Students, Second Edition, is a short, easy-to-follow guide for anyone applying to college (and their parents!). Authors Kim Lifton and Susan Knoppow share practical tips and insight from their decades of experience as writers, writing teachers, and college essay experts. They define the essay, explain it within the context of the entire application process, and provide useful information to help you understand what it takes to master this task and write something appealing for college admissions officers to read. They explain how to understand every type of personal statement and supplemental prompt, including all seven Common Application prompts. They also wrote a chapter just for parents! "This book is the real deal," Shawn Felton, Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Cornell University, writes in the foreword. Felton praises the authors for their commitment to accuracy, ethics, and their unique approach that helps protect students' authentic voices. "In all my years working at private and public selective institutions, I haven't seen anyone go as deep as Kim or Susan to gather and share accurate information from me about the college essay and its role in all admissions."

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