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Writing College/Grad School Admissions Essay

Don't be scared about that 500 words! Find out how to ace the personal statement section on your college or graduate school application.

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How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement - Mark Alan Stewart
Call Number: 378.16 ST
ISBN: 0768928168

 

 

 

 

Conquering the college admissions essay in 10 steps : crafting a winning personal statement - Alan Gelb
Call Number: 378.1616 GE
ISBN: 1580089100

 

 

 


One-hour college application essay : write your college admission essay today - Jan Melnik
Call Number: 378.1 ME
ISBN: 1593574754

 

 

 


Real essays for college & grad school - Anne McKinney, editor
Call Number: 378.16 RE
ISBN: 1885288204

 

 

 

Recommended Websites

College Board Essay Tips
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/apply/essay-skills/

Find articles to help compose a compelling college essay and see essay examples

Top Graduate School Essay Writing Mistakes You Must Avoid
http://www.petersons.com/graduate-schools/graduate-school-essay-mistakes.aspx

OWL at Perdue
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/642/01/

"This handout provides information about writing personal statements for academic and other positions."

Personal Statement Help
http://students.berkeley.edu/apa/personalstatement/

"This site is designed to help the college senior write their college entrance essay.  It includes a complete step by step guide to writing and polishing the personal statement."

Tips for a Great Essay
http://www.smith.edu/admission/simply/docs/essay_writing/CollegeEssayTips.pdf

Quick guide in a .pdf form

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