Table of contents for College admission essays for dummiesŪ / Geraldine Woods.

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Part I: Putting Yourself on Paper.   

Chapter 1: Becoming More Than a Statistic: What the Essay Does for You.   

Chapter 2: Exploring the Subject of the Essay — Yourself.   

Chapter 3: Writing for the Tired, the Poor (The Admissions Office).   

Chapter 4: Keeping It Legal.   

Part II: Getting Your Head Ready for Writing.   

Chapter 5: Writing as Process, Not Product.   

Chapter 6: Storming Your Brain: Idea Gathering Techniques.   

Chapter 7: Building a Structure to Support Your Ideas.   

Chapter 8: Putting It All In Order: Creating an Outline.   

Part III: Writing the Rough Draft.   

Chapter 9: Showing, Not Telling Your Story.   

Chapter 10: Constructing Good Paragraphs.   

Chapter 11: Leading with Your Best Shot.   

Chapter 12: Going Out with a Bang: The Conclusion.   

Chapter 13: Overcoming Writer’s Block.   

Part IV: I’d Like to Finish before Retirement Age: The Final Draft.   

Chapter 14: Making a List and Checking It Twice: Grammar and Spelling.   

Chapter 15: Smoothing the Rough Edges: Polishing the Essay.   

Chapter 16: Leaving a Good Impression.   

Chapter 17: Final Answers: The Last Word on Format.   

Part V: Analyzing Questions from Real Applications.   

Chapter 18: Composing Essays Starring You.   

Chapter 19: Describing Significant Strangers and Friends: Essays About Other People.   

Chapter 20: Responding to Essay Questions in the Subject Areas.   

Chapter 21: Getting the Most Out of Short Answers.   

Part VI: The Part of Tens.   

Chapter 22: Ten Myths About the College Essay.   

Chapter 23: Ten Great Essays to Inspire You.   

Chapter 24: Ten Absolute Musts for College Essays.   

Appendix: Personal Inventory.   


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