Author: Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe

Publisher: SuperCollege

ISBN: 9781617601248

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The powerful tools in this invaluable resource equip students with the skills to write successful entrance essays for top-notch universities. The strengths and weaknesses of 50 application compositions from Ivy League schools, as well as Caltech, Duke, MIT, Stanford, and University of Chicago, are analyzed in detail, highlighting techniques to emulate and mistakes to avoid. College admission officers from some of these schools provide informative strategies and inside information on their writing assessment criteria. A comprehensive writing workshop provides tips toward selecting topics, developing stories, editing drafts, and applying finishing touches. Acknowledging that the written portion of the process is one of the most important factors for admission into highly selective schools, this helpful guidebook offers sage advice and inspiration to keep applicants on the right track.
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What Worked for Them Can Help You Get into the College of Your Choice

Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250127564

Category: Study Aids

Page: 208

View: 3842

With talented applicants coming from the top high schools as well as the pressure to succeed from family and friends, it’s no wonder that writing college application essays is one of the most stressful tasks high schoolers face. Add in how hard it is to get started or brag about accomplishments or order stories for maximum effect, and it’s a wonder that any ever get written. To help, this completely new edition of 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays, edited by the staff of the Harvard Crimson, gives readers the most inspiring approaches, both conventional and creative, that won over admissions officers at Harvard University, the nation’s top ranked college. From chronicling personal achievements to detailing unique talents, the topics covered in these essays open applicants up to new techniques to put their best foot forward. It teaches students how to: - Get started - Stand out - Structure the best possible essay - Avoid common pitfalls Each essay in this collection is from a Harvard student who made the cut and is followed by analysis by the staff of The Harvard Crimson where strengths and weakness are detailed to show readers how they can approach their own stories and ultimately write their own high-caliber essay. 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays’ all-new essays and straightforward advice make it the first stop for applicants who are looking to craft essays that get them accepted to the school of their dreams.
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What Worked for Them Can Help You Get Into the College of Your Choice

Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312206475

Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 2118

A compilation of fifty effective and diverse college application essays that offer students insights into what makes an essay compelling
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Get Into Stanford and Other Top Colleges

Author: Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe

Publisher: SuperCollege

ISBN: 9781617600944

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 8834

Helping applicants navigate the intricate yet vitally important essay process at elite schools such as Stanford -- a university that enrolls students from all 50 states and 52 countries and has an admission rate less than seven percent -- this go-to guide helps prospective students see for themselves what it takes to be admitted to selective programs. Along with the 50 essay examples that give a detailed analysis of the strengths and even weaknesses of each essay, there are tips from college admission officers and successful applicants and a description of the 25 essay mistakes that guarantee failure. For highly judicious colleges, the essay is one of the most important factors in whether students are admitted or rejected, yet this resource, from a pair of award-winning authors and college application gurus, will help readers temper their fears and inspire their writing.
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Author: Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781617601385

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 199

View: 6687

"A resource to help students write the college admissions essay with tips on selecting a topic and recycling essays and an essay-writing workshop. Includes 50 examples of successful essays, 25 essay-writing mistakes, and writing strategies from admission officers"--
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Get Into the Top UC Colleges and Other Selective Schools

Author: Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781617600951

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 3841

"A guide to help applicants to the University of California colleges with writing the admissions essay. Contains Q&As from former University of California admissions officers, advice from students and essay mistakes to avoid. Presents 50 successful University of California essays and detailed analyses of each essay"--
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Author: Sheila Bender

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071546034

Category: Study Aids

Page: 248

View: 7008

Perfect Phrases to make an application essay stand out from the crowd Perfect Phrases for College Application Essays has the tools to communicate exactly what you want to say, with the style and panache that display your individual intelligence and creativity to the application board. This vital resource gives you all the phrases you need to get things done, exactly the way you want it done, right at your fingertips!
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The Insider's Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges

Author: Michele A. Hernández

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455501891

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

View: 4348

A former admissions officer at Dartmouth College reveals how the world's most highly selective schools really make their decisions.
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Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 0804125783

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 2174

A key resource for college hopefuls shares key guidelines while providing real-world examples of essays written by applicants to Ivy League schools. Original.
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Application, Essays, and Resumes That Wowed Yale Admission Officers

Author: Shixia Huang

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545066553

Category: College applications

Page: 150

View: 1845

"Everyone you will read about was accepted to Yale. The authors contributed their common application essay, supplemental essay, why Yale and short questions and answers, along with activities, awards/honors, and high school courses. When you read each student's chapter, you are not reading an application package, you are reading a personal story. From each personal story, you could see how each student puts her/his pieces together to show who he/she is. We hope you will be able to draw inspiration from each story. More importantly, we hope it will help you put your pieces together and tell your personal story. This book is different from all the other books in the market. It not only contains each student's essays, but also contains each student's résumé and answers to all of the short questions"--Amazon.com.
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Successful College Admissions Essay

Author: Ethan Sawyer

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492635138

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

View: 2037

Writing an amazing college admission essay is easier than you think! So you're a high school senior given the task of writing a 650-word personal statement for your college application. Do you tell the story of your life, or a story from your life? Do you choose a single moment? If so, which one? The options seem endless. Lucky for you, they're not. College counselor Ethan Sawyer (aka The College Essay Guy) will show you that there are only four (really, four!) types of college admission essays. And all you have to do to figure out which type is best for you is answer two simple questions: 1. Have you experienced significant challenges in your life? 2. Do you know what you want to be or do in the future? With these questions providing the building blocks for your essay, Sawyer guides you through the rest of the process, from choosing a structure to revising your essay, and answers the big questions that have probably been keeping you up at night: How do I brag in a way that doesn't sound like bragging? and How do I make my essay, like, deep? Packed with tips, tricks, exercises, and sample essays from real students who got into their dream schools, College Essay Essentials is the only college essay guide to make this complicated process logical, simple, and (dare we say it?) a little bit fun.
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50 Successful Applicants Share 8 Key Strategies for Getting Into the College of Your Choice

Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312343752

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 1652

Describes the individual admissions process of fifty students accepted to the prestigious university, sharing strategies for identifying key talents, submitting the perfect application package, and improving networking skills.
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272 Secrets for Getting Your Kid Into the Top Schools

Author: Elizabeth Wissner-Gross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780452288546

Category: Education

Page: 307

View: 1701

Provides advice to help parents get their kids into some of America's most selective colleges, including tips about the admissions process, standardized testing, letters of recommendation, and interviews.
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Author: Gen S. Tanabe,Kelly Y. Tanabe

Publisher: Supercollege Llc

ISBN: 9781932662443

Category: Study Aids

Page: 320

View: 6368

Reveals the secrets, tips, and strategies used by students to win financial aid and scholarships and includes advice on crafting applications, writing essays, and asking for a financial-aid reassessment.
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Author: East Coast Education

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517510091

Category: College applications

Page: 148

View: 6194

This book is the latest collection of successful college application essays primarily authored by the class of 2019. These selected essays helped their authors matriculate into some of the most elite universities including all eight Ivy League schools, Duke, MIT, U Chicago, NWU, Rice, UC Berkeley and Williams. From academic and athletic achievements, family and communities' influence to travel and life experiences, these essay topics are truly sincere, touching, unique and diverse. We hope that these essays will be inspirational as you are contemplating your essays to gain admission into your dream school.
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How We Got Into Every Ivy League School + $4 Million in Scholarships

Author: Frog Tutoring,Harold Ekeh,Victor Agbafe

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483557251

Category: Education

Page: 88

View: 1519

In the increasingly competitive world of college entry, everyone needs an edge. Acceptance rates have fallen overall, with the top 100 universities accepting between 5.7% and 33.6% of applicants who apply. The stakes are even higher for students who are determined to go to Ivy League schools, where acceptance rates are rather low relative to the number of applications received, generally under 10%. Our goal with this guide is to give you the information you need to get into the college of your dreams despite these discouraging figures. This book is designed for both students and parents. For parents, we hope to offer advice that will allow you to guide your children through the college application process. Some of the advice offered within this guide is useful to know long before entering high school, and since many students do not realize until they are juniors or seniors in high school where they want to go to college, or sometimes even if they want to go to college, we opted to include parents in our audience. This way, engaged parents can offer appropriate encouragement at the proper moment. For students, we hope to offer in-depth advice on how to identify your goals and use them to get into the school of your choice. The earlier you realize your educational goals, the better; that way, you can focus your studies and activities in order to meet those goals. The organizational structure of this book is meant to meet all of these audiences’ needs. The guide opens with the stories of two students, Victor Agbafe and Harold Ekeh, to help you understand their lives, achievements, and methods for success. Both got into all eight of the Ivy League schools—Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University—as well as other top schools, including MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, NYU, and Vanderbilt. Together, they were offered nearly $4 million in scholarship money. Next, you will find 10 sections of advice on critical areas of college applications preparation: Academics, Volunteer/Extracurricular Activities, Summer, the Pre-Application Process, Test Preparation, Applications, Supplemental Materials: Essays and Résumés, Post-Application, Scholarships, and The Choice. At the beginning of each section, Victor and Harold offer their personal stories and experiences, which are told in such a way that we believe is relatable to other students so that they can realize their own full potential. Following these reflections, FrogTutoring offers tips and advice to consider when approaching the application process. We have also provided worksheets for students to complete to help identify their goals and organize the process for achieving these goals. Sometimes, these worksheets include guiding questions that help with brainstorming interests and desires. Other times, we provide tables for you to complete to organize your interests and goals and visually map out the process of achieving them. Finally, we have included several appendices that provide additional resources for the various parts of the application process, including sample application essays, websites, other books that can help you prepare for the SAT/ACT, websites that can help you decide which colleges to apply to, and even an organizational chart to help you figure out how much money you need to budget for the application process. We hope that you enjoy hearing Victor’s and Harold’s stories and that you are inspired by their experiences and diligence. The guidance you will find here should thoroughly prepare you to begin your journey to academic success and personal empowerment. Whether you are a student or a parent, we are here to ease your journey and remove some of the stress of planning for the future. Good luck!
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Write Your Way Into the Graduate School of Your Choice

Author: Donald Asher

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1607743213

Category: Study Aids

Page: 241

View: 7891

Offers tips on writing an essay for admission to graduate school, provides an explanation of the admissions process, gives advice on securing letters of recommendation, and features resources for locating scholarships.
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Author: Chuck Hughes

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071425063

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1327

The ultimate insider's guide to getting into the nation's most competitive colleges Written by a former senior admissions officer at Harvard University, this book provides keen insights into what it takes to get into America's top schools. With the help of case studies of successful Harvard applicants, Charles Hughes II defines the goals and mission of highly selective schools. He explains the relative weight given to: Academics Extra-curricular activities Personal qualities Intangibles in the admission process Hughes breaks down the components of the application, explaining the significance of each and how they are evaluated. And, drawing upon his extensive experience, he clues readers in on effective ways for applicants to improve their candidacy, including: How to prepare early in high school How to write a better application How to find the school best suited to their interests, personality, and goals With this essential guide, students will be able to present their talents in the best light possible, and create a winning college application.
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A Guide to Getting Into the Ivy Leagues and the Top Us Colleges & Universities

Author: Caroline Linger

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517685157

Category:

Page: 376

View: 8074

With over 18 years of experience in the education-counseling sector, I have gained an in-depth knowledge of the US, UK, Canadian & Australian college and university systems. Understanding the programs on offer and the unique personalities of each school has enabled me to easily match my students to their ideal schools, which leads to their being happy in college and in consequence exceling academically. During my years spent in India, I became increasingly conscious that not everyone attending high school outside the US had a clear vision of how the admissions process actually works (and to be frank I suspect that many of my students attending high schools in US are equally confused about it). This is why I finally sat down and decided to explain the process in full in a book of this nature. Over the years I have been exceptionally successful in placing numerous students into the 8 US Ivy League schools (Harvard, UPenn, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth and Cornell), and also into the other top schools in the US (including MIT, Cal Tech, Stanford, Chicago, Northwestern, and Duke). I've also had huge success placing my students in many of the 20 UK Russell group universities (which include Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, UCL, Imperial, and LSE). One of the key reasons for my success has been my in depth understanding of what each and every college and university is looking for, besides the top grades. I work with my students (from grade 8 up) to help them improve both their academic and extracurricular profiles, so they stand out among all other applicants. This book will help you understand the rules of the game of winning a place at your top choice school. Through it I aim to enable you to significantly improve your chances of winning that coveted place you dream of. I aim to guide you to strategically select the colleges that are looking for students just like you, and to give you an understanding of how the US universities and colleges assess your application and select the candidates that best fit their profile. This is the book for you if - * You want to maximize your chances of winning a place at the school/s of your dreams * You want to know why you have to take classes outside your major area of academic or vocational interest at all US Universities * You want to know which Technical Specialist schools boast the best gender balances * You need help choosing which colleges/universities to apply to * You want to know which schools are in the Ivy League and what the Ivy League actually is * You want to know which schools offer top programs in Engineering or Management at the undergraduate level * You want to know what Pre-Med and Pre-Law involve * You want to know what Greek life actually means * You want to understand how the size of a school will impact your student experience * You want to know which schools have the best ethnic and international diversity * You want to know how US schools assess applicants * You want to know how to write a winning application essay * You want to know how to make your application stand out * You want to know about the SAT and the ACT * You want to understand the application options like ED * You need help to ace your college interview * You want to know about Merit Scholarships * You want to know about Need-Based Financial Aid
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