9781421428642-1421428644-Admit One: Writing Your Way into the Best Colleges

Admit One: Writing Your Way into the Best Colleges

ISBN-13: 9781421428642
ISBN-10: 1421428644
Author: Richards, Thomas
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Paperback 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781421428642
ISBN-10: 1421428644
Author: Richards, Thomas
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Paperback 208 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Richards, Thomas wrote Admit One: Writing Your Way into the Best Colleges comprising 208 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1421428644 and 9781421428642. Since then Admit One: Writing Your Way into the Best Colleges textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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How to craft a dynamic personal essay that will get your college application noticed.

College admissions―that is, admission to the school of your choice―has become incredibly competitive. Students and their families prepare from grade school onward to shape school "careers" that will give them a leg up in applying to selective colleges. But sterling academic performance, AP classes, high test scores, and sports and other extracurricular activities are no longer enough to guarantee a slot at Stanford, Johns Hopkins, or the Ivies.

In Admit One, Thomas Richards focuses on a key aspect of the college admissions decision, one that makes all the difference in applications: good writing. This involves mastering the dreaded personal essay―but more than that, it means "writing" a college application with a consistent overarching narrative, one that tells a student's intimate story. Writing has the ability to render the grain of a student's own voice, fully integrated and fully under their own control. More than any other element of the application, strong writing is capable of revealing applicants as individuals from the inside out, allowing admissions committees to make fine distinctions between otherwise identical candidates.

In plain language, Richards draws together this sense of writing as central to college admissions while showing candidates the secrets of creating an effective, beautifully crafted personal essay. From selecting words to shaping sentences, building paragraphs, and even clarifying a voice, Richards's approach is the key to getting a student's application noticed and read. The resulting essay that readers craft will come as close as possible to being a trustworthy representation of a whole person.

Treating the college application as a rigorous intellectual exercise, Admit One contains everything students need to know in order to present themselves with clear-edged precision to an application committee.

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