On Writing the College Application Essay : The Key to Acceptance and the College of Your Choice

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-08-07
  • Publisher: HARPER COLLINS
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With reliable, lightly delivered advice, Bauld shows the student how to come alive on paper with an honest, entertaining essay that will stand apart from the rest.

Author Biography

Harry Bauld has been a writer, teacher, and speaker for thirty years. He has worked in admissions and college counseling at high schools and universities, including Brown and Columbia, and is currently an English teacher at Horace Mann School in New York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Preface to the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Editionp. xi
Introducitonp. xv
Getting Ready
The Gray Areap. 3
Know Your Audiencep. 17
Danger: Sleepy Prose Ahead (or, The Sandman Cometh)p. 33
Chilling Out (or, Everything I Say You Can t Do, You Can Do)p. 41
Warming Upp. 49
Coming Alivep. 63
Sweetheart, Get Me Rewrite!p. 75
Tinkeringp. 87
Evolution of an Essayp. 103
A Not-Brief-Enough Rant About Supplements (or, Will Someone Please Scrap the Common App?)p. 115
Exhibits: The Quick and the Dullp. 125
Anthologyp. 145
Exhibits IIp. 157
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