How to Write an Effective College Application Essay

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Kim Lifton can get a story out of anyone. Perceptive, resourceful and curious, she keeps her finger on the pulse of the college admissions industry. She also works with Wow's corporate and nonprofit clients. A former journalist, Kim speaks at schools and industry conferences throughout the U.S.; her articles on the college essay appear regularly in print and on the web. Kim's work has been featured in a variety of newspapers, magazines and online publications.

Susan Knoppow can turn the most daunting writing challenge into a series of simple steps. Focused, incisive and creative, Susan developed the Wow Method for teaching writing. A dynamic presenter, Susan also trains counselors, consultants and educators to guide their students through the essay-writing process. A former executive speechwriter and copywriter, she also works with Wow's corporate and nonprofit clients, and speaks widely at schools and industry events. She is a published poet and essayist.

How to Write an Effective College Application Essay

The Inside Scoop for Parents

Authored by Kim Lifton, Susan Knoppow
Edition: 1

At last. A guide that brings parents into the college application essay process, rather than pushing them away!

How to Write an Effective College Application Essay -- The Inside Scoop for Parents is for moms, dads, grandparents and other adults who want to help their children get into the colleges of their dreams. Parents approach authors and writing coaches Kim Lifton and Susan Knoppow all the time, asking for help understanding college admission essays. They want to guide their children, but they're not sure how. They are tired of being told, Back off; it's not your journey!

Parents can - and should - help. And the task doesn't have to be so daunting. As national experts on writing and application essays, with access to top admission officers from around the country, Lifton and Knoppow have answers. How to Write an Effective College Application Essay is the first in the Inside Scoop on Writing Anytthing series of simple, straightforward guides to help adults and students alike master challenging writing tasks.

The guide offers insight from the authors' decades of experience as writers and writing teachers and provides tips so parents can prepare their children to respond to any college application essay question. Success on the essay begins at home. This easy-to-follow guide clarifies the mixed messages that confuse parents and students, to help families make sense out of the noise surrounding the essay.

Publication Date:
0692741321 / 9780692741320
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Education / Essays

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