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Writing Impressive College Essays by Dr. Aimee Weinstein — author of the bestselling book “Winning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing” --- is a step-by-step guide for writing the perfect college essay to get into your dream college.




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Bibliographic Details

Pages: 146 pages

Paperback (ISBN): 9781636511764

eBook (ISBN): 9781636511771

Trim Size: 8.5" X 11"

Category: Study Aids

Author: Dr. Aimee Weinstein


For most students, writing essays is the hardest part of applying to colleges. In this book, Dr. Weinstein shows students how they might not only do it well but even enjoy the process. The book begins with an introduction that describes what the main college essay entails and how it might be received by Admissions Counselors at various schools. It will teach you to brainstorm and choose a topic that represents you and your unique story, write a rough draft, and then polish it by dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s.

The book also includes chapters on the supplemental essays required by most colleges and universities and addresses various types of supplemental essay questions with samples. It also has a special chapter on the optional Covid-19 essay.

Lastly, this book has a rich final chapter that gives 11 sample essays curated by the author as exemplary examples of good essays. All of these essay writers achieved entry into prestigious colleges. Writing Impressive College Essays is more than just a book for students and their parents to read; it is a workbook and a guidebook meant to encourage students to apply to the college of their dreams. With its encouraging tone, you will be able to use this book to begin your journey of writing a perfect college essay.

About the Author

Dr. Aimee Weinstein is a writer and professor whose passion is coaching students on how to write effective essays for college applications as well as the ACT and SAT. She works full-time at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia as an Instructional Associate Professor, guiding research and writing in the Honors College. She is also the author of "Winning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing: With 15 Sample Prompts".

About the Series

The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective.

Editorial Reviews

Did we need another book on how to write the college application essay? You’ll answer a resounding yes after reading Writing Impressive College Essays by Aimee Weinstein. She presents the information you need to know in clear, easy-to-absorb chapters that cover all the bases of this formidable task. From Common Application essays to those unique supplemental prompts required by special institutions, this book will guide you to write your most effective application essay. If you know nothing of the process, you will become so much more confident ― and if you have some awareness already, your engagement with this book will enhance your self-reliance. Basically, Aimee holds your hand as firmly or gently as you need while whispering, “Don’t worry, you can do this.”

- Cathy Colglazier, College Essay Tutor

Having worked in college admissions since the late ‘90s, I am always skeptical of new books about the admission process. Often they’re filled with impractical suggestions that create more stress or gimmicks that rub admission officers the wrong way. This book, by contrast, is fantastic. It is filled with useful suggestions, valuable examples, and plenty of reminders that this is not a one-size-fits-all process. Dr. Weinstein’s advice is both warm and wise. This book will surely help students not only write great essays but also minimize their stress. I will be ordering it for my clients and sharing it with my colleagues.

- Reena Kamins, Founder, College Career Life

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