I’m delighted to announce the publication of my newest book, "One-Hour College Application Essay" (JIST, Indianapolis). I’m tempted to say birth as this really was a labor of love. The timing echoed the experience of my twins in their college application endeavors, so there were a number of similarities.
Two of the very best things about researching this book were the relationships I developed with some exceptional admissions deans at schools around the country — and the chance to "meet" some talented college underclassmen, so generous in sharing their stories. Perhaps most exciting of all is the fact that my youngest son (now a high school senior) gets to mine all the incredible information these experts provided as he tackles the college admissions process.
Incidentally — it is NOT possible, nor even recommended, to try to write a complete college application essay in just one hour. But what I do impart is a method for developing a concrete draft, which is the foundation of a solid essay. The technique is as ideal for procrastinating students as it is for those who just don’t know where to begin!
– Jan Melnik, MRW, CCM, CPRW, President, Absolute Advantage