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Title:
The Adams college admissions essay handbook
Author:
Nadler, Burton Jay, 1953-
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Publication Information:
Avon, MA : Adams Media, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
244 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Admissions : it's not rocket science even if you are applying to MIT -- ABCs of essay writing and admissions success -- Introspection before self-expression -- From confusion to common voice -- Essayist as traditionalist, humorist, artist, or anarchist : which "ist" is it? -- Strategic thinking meets emotional expression -- Typical topics inspiring exemplary essays -- Samples and analyses -- A before-and-after review and comprehensive critique -- Dos, don'ts, and don't asks.
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ISBN:
9781593370589
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Did you wait until the last minute to write the most important essay of your high school career -- the one that will make or break your application to your first-choice college? No problem! Just follow the easy as A-B-C steps explained in The Adams College Admissions Essay Handbook, and you'll be well on your way to writing essays that stand out from the crowd. Burton Jay Nadler, director of the University of Rochester's Career Center, and his daughter, Jordan Nadler, a student at Cornell University, show you how to: Choose a topic you actually like to write about, Edit and shape the essay on your own, Apply your creative side naturally, Make your application irresistible! Featuring solid techniques and easy-to-follow examples, The Adams College Admissions Essay Handbook can help you write your way into the college of your choice -- without feeling like you're doing a boring homework assignment! Book jacket.


Author Notes

Burton Jay Nadler is director of the University of Rochester's Career Center and assistant dean
Jordan Nadler is currently a student at Cornell University


Table of Contents

Introduction: Who, What, When, and Why You Should Read This Bookp. vii
Chapter 1 Admissions: It's Not Rocket Science Even If You Are Applying to MITp. 1
Chapter 2 ABCs of Essay Writing and Admissions Successp. 20
Chapter 3 Introspection Before Self-Expressionp. 30
Chapter 4 From Confusion to Common Voicep. 52
Chapter 5 Essayist As Traditionalist, Humorist, Artist, or Anarchist: Which "ist" Is It?p. 74
Chapter 6 Strategic Thinking Meets Emotional Expressionp. 95
Chapter 7 Typical Topics Inspiring Exemplary Essaysp. 104
Chapter 8 Samples and Analysesp. 143
Chapter 9 A Before-and-After Review and Comprehensive Critiquep. 184
Appendix 1 Online, Printed, and Other Resourcesp. 207
Appendix 2 You're In! Making the Right Choicep. 216
Indexp. 239