50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

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by Matthew W. Granade, Harvard Crimson
     
 

This collection gives 50 great examples of effective and diverse ways to express individuality in that most dreaded of all tasks for high school seniors—writing the college application essay. Each was used by a Harvard student on his or her application and is followed with analysis by the staff of the Harvard Crimson, who help give perspective on what

Overview

This collection gives 50 great examples of effective and diverse ways to express individuality in that most dreaded of all tasks for high school seniors—writing the college application essay. Each was used by a Harvard student on his or her application and is followed with analysis by the staff of the Harvard Crimson, who help give perspective on what works well, what is a necessary evil, and what detracts from an otherwise compelling essay. With pointers on avoiding common essay pitfalls and stepping back to evaluate strengths applicants never realized they had, Fifty Successful Harvard Application Essays is an inspiration for every student trying to find the one thing that sets him or her apart from the crowd.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312206475
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
07/02/1999
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.50(d)

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The Harvard Crimson is the weekly newspaper of Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachussetts. Its staff consists of over three hundred students who share a love of journalism and writing.

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50 Successful Harvard Application Essays 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I know the guys who wrote the essays in this book. They also reviewed this book. Shapiro, for instance. Nice guy, but I don't think I'd take advice from him about my future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's rare to get such insight into admissions essays that really work. I was also impressed by the caliber of the reviews, especially those written by Shapiro.