Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Third Edition: Crafting a Winning Personal Statement (Paperback)

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The definitive guide to writing an amazing essay and mastering the college applications process.


Writing a memorable personal statement can seem like an overwhelming project for a young college applicant, but college essay coach Alan Gelb's organized and encouraging step-by-step instructions take the intimidation out of the process, enabling applicants to craft a meaningful and polished college admissions essay. Gelb teaches students to identify an engaging topic and use creative writing techniques to compose a vivid statement that will reflect their individuality. A consistent top-seller in the college prep category, Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Easy Steps has been revised to include extra information on supplemental and waitlist essays. This much-needed handbook will help applicants win over the admissions dean, while preparing them to write better papers once they've been accepted.


For more, visit the author’s website at www.conquerthecollegeessay.com.  

About the Author


ALAN GELB is a college essay coach and professional writer whose clients include colleges and universities across the country. He is the author of The Complete Student, A Survival Guide for Students, and Most Likely to Succeed, among others.

Praise For…


Praise for Alan Gelb's Approach: 

"Indispensable...Gelb provides applicants with much-needed advice as well as the confidence and skills they need to win over the admissions dean."
—Sue Wasiolek, dean of students at Duke University

 “Alan Gelb has done the impossible: he’s created a sane and simple process for crafting a knock-your-socks-off essay! His guide is perfect for high school students facing the most important document they will ever write. The student still has to do the work, but Gelb’s approach reduces the stress.” 
—Donald Asher, author of Cool Colleges and Graduate Admissions Essays

 “Alan’s guidance in the process of writing my college essay was invaluable. Not only did I end up with an immensely superior product than I would have without his help, I also learned, with Alan’s help, how to mine the depths of my experience to find a meaningful narrative and then convey it with a clear, coherent structure. I got in early decision to Columbia University with that essay; I am forever indebted to Alan for that.” 
—Josh Freed, admitted early decision to Columbia University 

“Taking an ordinary essay and helping to mold it into an extraordinary one is what Alan Gelb does best. [He] helped transform ... my essay into a final draft that could stand out amongst an elite crowd.” 
—Megan S. Steven, PhD, one of Alan’s first students, admitted to Dartmouth for undergrad and awarded a Rhodes scholarship; now a faculty member with the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth College 

“Alan Gelb saved us by working with our daughters to help them understand what works in a college essay. My daughters’ admissions to Brown and Macalester were enormously helped by his advice.” 
—Jane Hirschmann, parent


Product Details
ISBN: 9780399578694
ISBN-10: 0399578692
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Pages: 240
Language: English
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