On Writing the College Application Essay, 25th Anniversary Edition by Harry Bauld
The Key to Acceptance at the College of Your Choice

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What does an admissions officer look for in a college application essay?

You. It's that simple. There's no formula, no trick, no strategy, says Harry Bauld, a former Ivy League admissions officer. But with acceptance rates at all-time lows, just being yourself in an essay means understanding your readers and the unique form in which you are writing. In this fully revised and updated edition of the classic guide to writing the best essay of your life, Bauld reveals the big clichés (The Trip, The Jock, Miss America, Pet Death) and helps you discover ways to come alive on the page as a real person instead of applicant number 13,791.


About Harry Bauld

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Harry Bauld was an admissions officer at Brown University and assistant director of admissions at Columbia University. He has also taught at the Horace Mann School. Now a writer, he lives in Massachusetts.
Published August 21, 2012 by Collins Reference. 160 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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