Escape Essay Hell! A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Narrative College Application Essays

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  • A great read for teenagers who find college essay writing to be a mundane chore
  • Parents and educators on the lookout for a long-term valuable resource will also enjoy Escape
  • Young writers of any skill level will find that this title boosts their ability to create great college-ready pieces, especially for Common App prompts

Be unique! Paint a picture with your words! Dazzle the reader with how much you stand out from the crowd! These may sound like delightful suggestions to some students who are in the midst of writing their college applications, but they bore and repel students frustrated with tips that are prettier than they are practical. Enter Escape Essay Hell, which empowers students to find and celebrate their unique voices, and then to adapt those voices to the pressurized requirements of college essay writing.

Author Janine Robinson’s ten well-drawn steps in EscapeĀ Essay Hell, like “Tell Your Story” and “Focus Your Point,” transform the essay creation process from a pain to a pleasure. Her motivating tone encourages students to write their hearts out in the face of any prompt, no matter how daunting. And Robinson earns extra brownie points for specifically addressing the ever-changing Common Application prompts.

Escape Essay Hell is a dream resource for students of all skill levels, from frustrated writers to future Hemingways, forĀ honing their thoughts to the very particular demands of a successful college essay. Educators will also benefit from Robinson’s clear and step-driven breakdown of the writing process. And parents looking for a junior year Christmas present can consider this a practical and persuasive stocking stuffer!