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Author Gives Step-By-Step Process To Conquer College-Admissions Essays

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The cover of the third edition of "Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps."

If you are going to be a senior in high school this fall, author Alan Gelb says you should be spending some of your time this summer working on your college admissions essay.

Gelb is the author of "Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps."

"You need to carve out some space and some mental room for this work. You really need to dig deep emotionally and you need to give it time," Gelb said.

According to Gelb, the essay has been found to be more important than extracurricular activities and teacher recommendations in the college admissions process.

Gelb said a college admissions essay should show that the student has the qualities needed to be part of the college community, show an arc of development and show that the student has writing skills.

Gelb joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to talk about what makes a good college admissions essay.

Author Gives Step-By-Step Process To Conquer College-Admissions Essays

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Alan Gelb, author, "Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps"


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