50 Successful University of California Application Essays: Get into the Top UC Colleges and Other Selective Schools

50 Successful University of California Application Essays: Get into the Top UC Colleges and Other Selective Schools

by Gen Tanabe, Kelly Tanabe
     
 

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Dedicated to giving prospective students the edge they need to distinguish themselves among tens of thousands of peers, this guidebook demystifies the essay portion of the application process to the top University of California schools, including those in Berkeley, Los Angeles, and San Diego. With the high level of selectivity at University of California programs,

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Dedicated to giving prospective students the edge they need to distinguish themselves among tens of thousands of peers, this guidebook demystifies the essay portion of the application process to the top University of California schools, including those in Berkeley, Los Angeles, and San Diego. With the high level of selectivity at University of California programs, the unique essay requirements posed by the schools, and the ever-climbing number of applicants, the book arms readers with 50 example essays that feature a discussion of the positive and negative aspect to each one, tips from college admission officers and successful applicants, and a description of the 25 essay mistakes to avoid at all costs. For anyone wishing to become a Bruin, Golden Bear, or student at any school affiliated with the University of California system, this resource serves as the ultimate must-have to maximize success when composing the essay portion of an application.

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About Authors Gen and Kelly Tanabe

“As admission officers look for more subtle ways to make fine distinctions among so many qualified applicants, the personal statement, or college essay assumes growing importance. This book can help students gain the necessary edge that will make their applications stand out. Gen and Kelly Tanabe are nationally recognized experts in every facet of the college application process. They have written several books on the topic and blend humor, organization and specific real life examples with a highly readable style to assure your success.”
—David Miller, Director of College Counseling, Stevenson School

“I would like to extend my greatest appreciation to your “Accepted” publication. I recently applied to Cornell University. I read your book from cover to back, wrote an essay about “Snorkeling in Okinawa” (which most people criticized), and got ACCEPTED to Cornell. Thank you very much for your help, and I’ll be sure to refer this book to anyone applying to college.”
—Jason Clemmey

“If you’re struggling with your essays, the Tanabes offer some encouragement.”
College Bound Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617600319
Publisher:
Supercollege, Llc
Publication date:
06/01/2013
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,127,682
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author


Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe are the authors of 14 books including The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges, The Ultimate Scholarship Book, and How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay. They tour the country as speakers on college planning and live in Belmont, California.

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