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ERIC Number: EJ563799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-1075-2935
The College Application Essay: A Rhetorical Paradox.
Paley, Karen Surman
Assessing Writing, v3 n1 p85-105 1996
Explores the dynamics of writing college application essays. Analyzes four high school seniors' think-aloud protocols as they composed the essays and college admissions officers' remarks as they read the essays. Finds that successful essayists were able to balance the requested self disclosure and the unstated deep institutional concern for mechanical correctness. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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