Right My College Application Essay
The college application essay uses a completely different rhetorical mode from the typical five-point essays high schoolers are used to writing, and that's the catch-22: most students won't learn about rhetorical modes and organizational methods until their undergraduate English courses--only first, you have to get in! In this post-COVID era, many colleges and universities have made standardized test scores optional for admission--which puts even more pressure on students to write an essay that separates them from others in a sea of highly qualified applicants. Right My College Application Essay bridges the gap between high school English lit and academic writing at the undergraduate level, starting with the college application essay. This step-by-step guide uses powerful visuals, easy-to-follow instructions, and sample student essays to guide students in writing, organizing, and polishing a college application essay that weaves in personal variables to help make them jump off the page. Award-winning writer, newspaper editor, former lead faculty, and English/communications instructor Christine Gacharna spent six years teaching undergraduate writing courses and streamlining the evaluation and assessment of student writing for her faculty peers. In this workbook, she shares her radically effective trademarked system of Communicate. Navigate. Punctuate to transform anxiety into a stress-free path to crafting a college application essay that helps high school seniors sell themselves to admissions officers, land acceptance letters, and earn scholarship offers to help them achieve their undergraduate dreams.
-- Christine Gacharna