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.
“Praise for the previous editions: "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 "A sane and simple process for crafting a knock-your-socks-off essay...Perfect for high school students facing the most important document they will ever write." --Donald Asher, author of Cool Colleges and Graduate Admissions Essays”