Admissions Essay Boot Camp

Paperback $14.99

Ten Speed Press | Aug 05, 2014 | 176 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9781607746126

  • Paperback$14.99

    Ten Speed Press | Aug 05, 2014 | 176 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9781607746126

  • Ebook$11.99

    Ten Speed Press | Aug 05, 2014 | 208 Pages | ISBN 9781607746133

Praise

“Ashley Wellington walks you through the process of writing a winning essay as if she were sitting right next to you. Every student who wants to take everyday topics and make them interesting should read this book.”
—Joie Jager-Hyman, EdD, founder of College Prep 360

Table Of Contents

Preface 
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT IT?
How This Book Is Different

Introduction 
WHAT’S THE ESSAY GOT TO DO WITH IT?

Chapter 1 
WHERE IT ALL BEGINS: Identifying Your Student Type

Chapter 2 
BRAINSTORM FOR IT: The Questionnaire

Chapter 3 
GET IT DOWN ON PAPER: The Freewrite Exercise

Chapter 4 
MAKE IT COUNT: Choosing the Best Prompt for You

Chapter 5 
ORGANIZE IT: The Outline

Chapter 6 
WHEN TO USE “IT’S”: The Skinny on Contractions

Chapter 7
TIDY IT UP: The Draft

Chapter 8 
MAKE IT UNIQUE: Your Version of the Most Common Long Essays
The Sports Essay
The Community Service Essay
The Outdoor Adventure Essay
The International Travel Essay

Chapter 9 
WATCH IT: Red-Flag Topics and How to Tackle Them
The Pity Essay
The Sexism Essay
The Loner Essay
The “Mea Culpa” Essay
The “Taking a Stance” Essay

Chapter 10 
DON’T PUSH IT: How to Take a Moderate Risk

Chapter 11
WRAP IT UP: A Few Final Pointers

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
INDEX

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