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Nail Your College Essay

This supportive and anecdote-filled book discusses the important role that the college admissions essay can play in college selections, and encourages the student to take advantage of this opportunity to stand out. The student is encouraged to write with the goal of making a connection with the college admissions counselor who will read the student’s college essay.


“Indispensable guidance — students using this book will get it right. Jan gives practical, insider advice that helps real kids share their real stories.” – Luisa Rabe, Educational Consultant

“The book is very effective and clear. As a student, I learned a lot about how to write my essay in a memorable and genuine way.” – Ally Bruschi, Student

“I wish I knew Jan when I was a college applicant! I was a victim to the introduction / body / conclusion format as a high school student.” – Nellys Li, Artist

“Jan guides students to use their stories and authentic voices in order ‘to like the people they are.’ Plus, she models that advice. Nail Your College Essay is filled with her stories, written in her experienced and powerful voice. This book is invaluable for students, college counselors, and English teachers.” – Valerie Broughton, College Consultant

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Price: $14.95
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