Learn to Write an Awesome College Admissions Essay
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Learn to Write an Awesome College Admissions Essay

Learn to write an effective college admissions essay that will get you into your college of choice
4.5 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
678 students enrolled
Created by Leanne C.
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn to write and effect college admissions essay
  • How to better organize the essay
  • Make a strong opening statement
  • Learn to write unique & compelling college admissions essays to increase your chances of being accepted.
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Requirements
  • paper, pen or pencil
  • Having a word processor (Microsoft Word or Google Docs)
Description

Gaining entrance to just about any college or university continues to get harder and harder as more applicants are applying for a limited number of spaces. How can you improve your chances to being admitted to the college or university of your choice? By writing a stellar personal essay as part of your college admissions application. 

In this course we cover planning, drafting, editing, and polishing an effective college essay. We will discuss what makes a good topic and a compelling application essay, what admissions staff are seeking to learn about you, and what guidelines will lead you toward a topic that’s the right fit for you and your desired college or university.

By the end of this course will not only help improve your chances of getting into a top-choice school, but also make you a better writer along the way. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone applying to college
  • Anyone working on the college essay
  • Anyone looking to improve his or her writing skills
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
01:45:39
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Getting Started
3 Lectures 04:31
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College Application Essay
3 Lectures 08:51

Knowing the audience
03:35

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Types of Essays
4 Lectures 24:30

Supplementary essay
08:32

Personal statement
06:07

Unusual essay prompts
05:26
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Successful Essay Writing
11 Lectures 01:07:47
Grabbing attention
06:50

Providing detail and title
05:45

Word limits and saying more with fewer words
05:53

Selecting your prompt and prewriting
05:20

Drafting and structuring the essay
07:23

Using verbs and appropriate words
08:37

Sentence structure
05:24

Revising and editing
06:39

Making your essay standout
04:13

Using your essay for other purposes
04:26

Final steps
07:17
About the Instructor
Leanne C.
4.5 Average rating
1 Review
678 Students
1 Course
Teacher

I am a teacher and editor with an English Degree. I am an active personal essay, fiction, and poetry writer. I value the process of picking the perfect words to create the perfect image and to have the intended effect on the audience. Conveyance and attention to the right details can make all the difference in a successful piece of work, story, or document. I occasionally submit essays, articles, or poems to magazines. Some of my work coincides with travel I do, either in topic or style, but I aim to make those appropriate for the purpose of the piece.