This is a how-to book that will guide you through the process of writing your college admissions essays. With brainstorming ideas and activities, as well as tips on writing style, I will help you put your best foot forward for the admissions committee. Remember: the one thing under your control is your admissions essay! This book includes a plethora of sample student essays that will model ideas for both content and style, and inspire you to write your unique essay. Samples from students who are w or have attended such schools as Harvard University, UCLA, Duke, Stanford, and plenty more abound in this book. Common Application samples and strategies and University of California samples and strategies are included as well.
Mark Mooney has been a teacher at Tesoro High School since 2001, one of Southern California's premiere high schools. He teaches Advanced Placement English Language & Composition, and World Literature to seniors. A graduate from Boston University, he has been helping students write their college admissions essays for over 10 years. You may follow him on Twitter: @acingtheessay.