Application Essay Writing

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Application Essay Writing 101

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One essay, multiple applications

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Welcome to EssayEdge’s Admissions Essay writing course. After editing tens of thousands of admissions essays for applicants, we created the ultimate course for students seeking an extra edge in the ultra-competitive college and graduate school application process.

The course contains six lessons and over 100 pages of content. Each of the lessons should help you with a different portion of the essay. 

Lesson One: Tackling the Question

Question-specific strategies and samples of various types of  questions with comments by admissions officers:

Lesson Two: Brainstorming and Selecting an Essay Topic

Do's and don'ts with comments by experienced admissions officers

Lesson Three: Structure and Outline

Descriptions and examples of popular essay structures, Sample outline and essay, and Templates

Lesson Four: Style and Tone

Word choice, transitions, verbs, and sentence variety

Lesson Five: Introductions and Conclusions

Descriptions, examples and critiques of nine popular styles of introduction

Lesson Six: Editing and Revising

Paying attention to substance, structure, interest, and proofreading

From ESSAYS THAT WILL GET YOU INTO COLLEGE, by Amy Burnham, Daniel Kaufman, and Chris Dowhan. Copyright 1998 by Dan Kaufman.  Reprinted by arrangement with Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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