Join Leigh Ann Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Transferring your writing skills to academic tasks, part of College Prep: Writing a Strong Essay.
- So I hope at this point you'll agree that what you've…learned from this course will help you to write…a stronger college application essay.…But that's not all.…There's a bonus.…You can also apply what you've learned from this course…to help you to write better papers, essays and lab reports…both in high school and moving ahead…into your college coursework and beyond.…Good writing is good writing,…and although we tend to focus much more on improving…the written product, what we should spend more time on…is improving the writer.…As you start to pay more attention to the principles…of rhetoric such as audience an purpose,…you will automatically become a better writer.…
But becoming a better writer is not just using…correct grammar and punctuation.…Although these elements are certainly a part of…effective writing.…What is far more important is an awareness of your…role as a writer and the process you use…to express your thoughts through words.…So many students sit down to write about something…without doing any real thinking first.…
AuthorLeigh Ann Chow
- Understanding the essay purpose and audience
- Reviewing common and unusual essay prompts
- Starting with a strong opening statement
- Showing, not telling
- Adhering to word limits
- Organizing the essay
- Varying sentence structure
- Revising the essay
- Communicating sincerity and enthusiasm
Skill Level Beginner
1. Exploring the College Application Essay
2. Examining the Types of Essay Prompts
3. Maximizing Your Chances of Success
4. Writing the Essay
5. Distinguishing Yourself in Your Essay
Next steps5m 27s
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