Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Second Edition: Crafting a Winning Personal Statement (Paperback)
A guide to crafting a meaningful and polished college admissions essay that gets students into the school of their dreams by expressing their unique personality, strengths, and goals.
Writing a memorable personal statement can seem like an overwhelming project for a young college applicant, but college essay coach Alan Gelb's organized and encouraging step-by-step instructions take the intimidation out of the process. Gelb teaches students to identify an engaging topic and use creative writing techniques to compose a vivid statement that will reflect their individuality. This much-needed handbook will help students win over the admissions dean, while preparing them to write better papers once they've been accepted.
About the Author
ALAN GELB is a college essay coach and professional writer whose clients include colleges and universities across the country. He is the author of The Complete Student, A Survival Guide for Professionals, and Most Likely to Succeed, among others. Alan lives with his family in East Chatham, New York. Visit www.conqueringthecollegeessay.com for more information.
Praise for Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Second Edition: Crafting a Winning Personal Statement…
“This indispensable resource clearly outlines the qualities and techniques that make for superb personal statements. With an educator’s attentiveness and editor’s keen insight, Gelb provides applicants with much-needed advice as well as the confidence and skills they need to win over the admissions dean.”
—Sue Wasiolek, Dean of Students at Duke University and coauthor of Getting the Best out of College