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Writing Your Way Into College

  • The importance of a college essay
  • Who is your audience?
  • Avoid mistakes on a college essay
  • Great opening lines
  • How do you meet the school’s needs?
  • Make them want you at the school

Writing Your Way Into College

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Getting Ready for College 0:48
    • Importance of All That You've Done
    • Communicate Accomplishments Effectively
    • Things to Cover in This Lesson
  • Persuasion Process 3:54
    • Steps Towards Persuasion
  • Know Your Audience 5:21
    • Meet the Temp Graduate
    • Meet the Lifer Drone
    • What do They Have in Common
    • Things That Admissions People Find Boring
    • Things That Admissions People Will Like
    • Admissions People are Like Coal Miners
  • Know Your School 10:21
    • What Do You Know About the School Already?
    • What Does the School Want?
    • How Do You Find This Information?
  • Know Your Strengths 16:32
    • What Have I Done That Makes Me a 'Diamond'?
    • How Do Your Strengths Match the Schools Needs
    • Communicating Effectively
    • Communicate Indirectly (Wrong Way)
    • Communicate Indirectly (Better Way)
  • Opening Lines 22:49
    • Purpose
    • Bad Opening Line Examples
    • Good Opener Examples
  • Never Forget 26:11