Essay Boot Camp
Got some pesky college admissions or scholarship essays to write? With Essay Boot Camp by your side, you've got absolutely nothing to fear: Ben Kaplan will show you how to brainstorm winning essay topics, avoid common mistakes, proofread like a pro, and propel your essay straight to the top.
Essay Boot Camp is a CD-ROM, e-book, and printable workbook all in one. This guide is especially helpful for those students who suffer from "writer's block" when writing a college or scholarship essay. By going through these proven steps, such students will stop worrying about word limits and font choice and instead focus on what's more important... painting a compelling portrait of who they really are and why they would be a fantastic fit for any college or scholarship award.
So did you know that writing essays can be pain-free, straightforward, and even (dare we say) fun? Order today and discover why you don't have to be a great writer to write a great scholarship or college admissions essay!
For students and parents who need to get up to speed fast on effective college admissions and scholarship essay writing techniques, this guide is the ultimate kick-start. You'll learn how to:
- Avoid making the 10 biggest essay mistakes.
- Make your essay stand out from the crowd in 7 easy steps.
- Think from the admission officer's point of view to get the winning edge.
- Choose essay topics in a strategic way to maximize your odds of success.
- Become your own best editor when re-writing your essay.
- Approach the "common" essay topics with originality and creativity.
- Develop that "wow" factor in your application that gets you immediately noticed.
- Boost the content of your essay from "good" to "great."
- Use the essay to boost your perceived value (important for "reach" colleges).
The new upgrade of Essay Boot Camp now comes with a variety of enhanced features:
- Essay Brainstorm Worksheet: This worksheet helps you organize, strategize, and answer even the toughest essay questions. By following this step-by-step approach, you'll discover winning anecdotes and examples you didn't even know you had!
- Personal Inventory Log: Use these helpful sheets to strategically track and highlight your most compelling essay content. It will help focus you on the most important activities and credentials to be included in an essay.
- Sample Winning Essay Library: Read actual winning college admissions and scholarship essays to get a deeper understanding of what it takes to succeed. The best way to master the essay game is to learn from those who play it well.
- Audio Tips from Ben: Hear Ben Kaplan talk about how to answer perennial scholarship essay questions in an original way. Ben has read thousands of essays and distilled their secrets... so you don't have to do this on your own.
- Scholarship Intelligence Briefings: Get the inside scoop on how to win some of America's top scholarship essay contests. We feature in-depth profiles of these essay contests so that you can apply right away. You'll be able to even recycle some of your college admissions essays to also earn scholarship funds.
“Ben shows step-by-step how to take advantage of hundreds of millions of dollars in scholarships that are out there waiting for you.… Fantastic!”
"When I first started working at the UCLA Scholarship Resource Center, we had to study Ben Kaplan's materials. It was part of the formal orientation. They made sure we read it and it made a huge difference."