Writing a successful college application essay

Book Cover
Average Rating
Barron's Educational Series,
Pub. Date:
A well-written application essay gives students a big advantage in the admission process at many of the nation's best colleges. This book guides prospective college entrants through the do's and don'ts of the essay writing process and offers them three easy steps for success--
  • Step One: Read the book's sample essays and pay special attention to the critiques that point out their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Step Two: Pick a topic matters to you--one that opens a window to your personality, your passions, and your mind--a topic that tells colleges who you really are.
  • Step Three: Let author George Ehrenhaft guide you through the process of planning your essay, writing a rough draft, and editing it to perfectionThis new edition analyzes both the increasingly popular Common Application essay topics and numerous supplementary essay topics required by many colleges. Included areseveral full-length sample essays from recent applicants, each with a critique that discusses its strengths or indicates missteps. This book offers crucial essay-writing instruction and advice for all college-bound students.
  • More Details
    Also in this Series
    More Like This
    Reviews from GoodReads
    Loading GoodReads Reviews.
    Staff View

    Grouping Information

    Grouped Work ID 13f57738-ce6c-ae4c-7a62-3c64987bd2d8
    full_title writing a successful college application essay
    author ehrenhaft george
    grouping_category book
    lastUpdate 2017-11-11 05:54:49AM

    Solr Details

    accelerated_reader_point_value 0
    accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
    author Ehrenhaft, George.
    author_display Ehrenhaft, George
    available_at_arlington Aurora Hills, Central, Columbia Pike
    collection_arlington College & Career
    detailed_location_arlington Aurora Hills College & Career, Central College & Career, Columbia Pike College & Career
    display_description "An instructive guide to writing a compelling college application essay"--
    format_arlington Book
    format_category_arlington Books
    id 13f57738-ce6c-ae4c-7a62-3c64987bd2d8
    isbn 9781438001494
    item_details ils:.b14462515|.i18861970|Central College & Career|CC 378.161 EHREN 2013 5th ed.|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Aug 20, 2017|cancc||, ils:.b14462515|.i18861994|Central College & Career|CC 378.161 EHREN 2013 5th ed.|||1|false|false|||||Due Dec 1, 2017|Sep 27, 2017|cancc||, ils:.b14462515|.i18862007|Central College & Career|CC 378.161 EHREN 2013 5th ed.|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Sep 10, 2017|cancc||, ils:.b14462515|.i18862019|Columbia Pike College & Career|CC 378.161 EHREN 2013 5th ed.|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Oct 31, 2016|oancc||, ils:.b14462515|.i18862020|Aurora Hills College & Career|CC 378.161 EHREN 2013 5th ed.|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Sep 19, 2017|aancc||
    itype_arlington Paperback
    lexile_score -1
    literary_form Non Fiction
    literary_form_full Non Fiction
    local_callnumber_arlington CC 378.161 EHREN 2013 5th ed.
    owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
    owning_location_arlington Aurora Hills, Central, Columbia Pike
    primary_isbn 9781438001494
    publishDate 2013
    record_details ils:.b14462515|Book|Books|Fifth edition.|English|Barron's Educational Series,|c2013.|ix, 171 pages ; 24 cm.
    recordtype grouped_work
    scoping_details_arlington ils:.b14462515|.i18861970|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14462515|.i18861994|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14462515|.i18862007|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14462515|.i18862019|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14462515|.i18862020|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
    subject_facet Academic writing, College applications, Exposition (Rhetoric), Universities and colleges -- Admission
    title_display Writing a successful college application essay
    title_full Writing a successful college application essay / George Ehrenhaft
    title_short Writing a successful college application essay