Dear High School Students,

Have you ever said to yourself, "I know what I want to say, but I don't know how to say it"? Write for College knows how you feel. Everyone's telling you to write better, but no one's telling you how to do it. It all seems like a big guessing game with no real answers.

Well, Write for College has the answers! You'll learn how to organize, how to be more specific, and how to do it with style. You'll do better on every high school writing assignment, from creative writing, to literary essays, to history reports. Here's what it's all about.


Have you ever written a run-on sentence? Does your teacher tell you to make your sentences less choppy and more varied? The secret of style is knowing how to use free modifiers, and we'll teach you all seven of them! From these simple building blocks you'll soon be creating interesting and powerful sentences, all with total control.


Do you write one sentence and then chew on your pencil, wondering what to say next? We'll show you how to plan your essays from start to finish, with a logic and clarity that will make them irrefutable. You'll write introductions that really introduce and conclusions that really conclude. And you'll learn about rearview mirror words that show your reader the connection between where you've been and where you're going. Everything will be in just the right place!


Have you ever had a paper handed back to you with "Vague" written in the margin? Not only is it a vague comment itself, but you know that just adding some quotes or a few more adjectives simply won't work. Using the principle we call Levels of Generality, you'll learn how to move naturally from general statements that set the stage to specific details that clinch your argument. You'll never see that "vague" comment again!


While most colleges and universities no longer require a standardized essay exam, they may instead ask for writing samples from your regular high school courses. But don't worry. We'll show you how to visualize every essay even before you begin to write. You will learn how to make your organization crystal clear, with each point supported by specific examples. You will be proud to show your work to others.


Finally, Write for College will help you get a headstart on your personal college essay. You will learn how to choose the best topic and how to present it so that it vibrates with individuality, convincing the college that you are special!

In short, Write for College is a total writing solution, for today, tomorrow, and always.