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College Essay Summer Writing Assignment
Incoming 12th Grade Summer Writing Assignment 2015-16 Common Application Essay Prompts

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Tip Sheet: An Admissions Dean Offers Advice on Writing a College Essay
In this 2009 blog post in The New York Times, Martha C. Merrill, then the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Connecticut College, and a graduate of the class of 1984, "encouraged incoming high school seniors to begin contemplating their college essays this summer and offered her perspective on what she looks for in an applicant’s essay"..

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college apps
     eBook 378.1 POR 
A roadmap for students and parents, this guide leads readers through the sometimes tricky transition from high school to college.
 
accepted 50 successful college admission essays
   eBook 378.1 TAN
"A resource to help students write the college admissions essay with tips on selecting a topic and recycling essays and an essay-writing workshop. Includes 50 examples of successful essays, 25 essay-writing mistakes, and writing strategies from admission officers"--Provided by publisher. 

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College Essay Books 
The following College Essay books are available in the FLHS Library.  These books may be borrowed over the summer beginning on Tuesday, June 23.
college essays that made a difference
       378.1 COL          
 
Presents over one hundred essays by real-life applicants to colleges such as Harvard, Princeton, Amherst, MIT, Northwestern, and many more, with profiles of the students, application results, and tips from admissions professionals at nineteen top-rated universities. 
barrons essays that will get you into college
    378.1 DOW
A guide to writing college admissions essays, explaining what college admissions officials are looking for, offering tips and strategies for planning and writing the perfect essay, and including more than fifty model essays, each with critical comments.
writing a successful college application essay
    378.1 EHR   
A guide to how to choose a topic, plan and write a draft, and how to revise and present an essay for a college application, including sample essays and essay topics. 
art of the college essay
  378.1 GLA 
Shows what makes great essays great—and then tells you how to write one. 
BA college application
      378.1 JAG
"This alternative college admissions guide gives non-straight-A students advice on how to identify, gain admittance to, and pay for the schools that will allow them to flourish"--Provided by publisher.

writing successful college applications
   378.1 MUC        
Provides tips and advice for a successful college application, covering personal statements, activity and academic paragraphs, and more.
is it easy being green
  378.1 NEV    
Provides practical advice for writing personal essays for college applications, and includes thirty-nine samples essays. 
college essay trap
    378.1 NIC    
Learn about the most common mistakes students make when writing their college application essays along with topics and writing styles that may hurt your chances of acceptance and how to use your essay to convey who you really are as a person.
100 successful college application essays
     378.1 ONE       
 
Presents examples of one hundred college application essays, and includes advice from admissions officers, tips on how to overcome creative obstacles to writing an essay, and comments from students who have successfully completed the process.
essay hells 2015 16 prompts primer
     378.1 ROB       
Takes students through 10 simple steps to find engaging topics and then craft compelling "slice-of-life" essays using storytelling writing techniques. Students will learn how to identify their unique defining qualities, power their essays with engaging mini-stories called anecdotes, and use an effective Show and Tell writing formula. 
 
accepted 50 successful college admission essays
    378.1 TAN   
"A resource to help students write the college admissions essay with tips on selecting a topic and recycling essays and an essay-writing workshop. Includes 50 examples of successful essays, 25 essay-writing mistakes, and writing strategies from admission officers"--Provided by publisher.
 
on writing the college application essay
     378.161 BAU      
Contains information to aid students in writing college application essays to get them into the college of their choice. Includes sample essays of students and professional writers.

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