How to Write a Winning College Application Essay   -     By: Michael James Mason
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Random House / 2000 / Paperback

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The college application essay can make or break your chances of getting into your dream school. Find out the "dos and don'ts" of essay writing with this easy-to-read guidebook. Revised to include tips on the essay portion of the SAT and SAT II, chapters focus on writing style, what admissions officers think about student essays, how to get it done on time and more. 207 pages, softcover. 4th Edition.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8.45 X 5.54 X 0.56 (inches)
ISBN: 0761524266
ISBN-13: 9780761524267
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Get into the College of Your Dreams
An original and creative essay is one of the keys to getting into the college you've always dreamed of, as well as to getting the financial aid you deserve. This book gives you everything you need to make your own unique talents shine in your college application essay. Even if writing is not your strong point, author Michael James Mason shows you:
·Exactly what admissions officers look for
·What works—and what doesn't, using actual student essays
·Proven techniques for writing your best essay
·Special tips for SAT and scholarship essays
·A last-minute checklist before you submit your essay
·And much more!
"Well written, very useful, and highly recommended." —Hunter's Guide to the College Guides
"Demystifies one of the most important and challenging parts of the college application process—the personal essay. . . . An invaluable resource!" —Gail Devine, director of college counseling, Louisville High School, Woodland Hills, California
"This book taught me what colleges look for in an essay and showed me how to effectively communicate my thoughts in writing." —Ryan Miller, University of Virginia graduate

Author Bio

Michael James Mason has helped thousands of students at his College Essay Workshop and through the three previous editions of this book. A university faculty member, he lives with his family in Los Angeles, California.

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