"With this easy-to-use Writing Survival Kit, you will be prepared to conquer your own college app essays for The Common Application and other common prompts-- and land in your dream school or university!"--Back cover.
Author: Janine Robinson
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.