Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays

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Students will prepare powerful and successful admission essays with the tools provided in this invaluable, newly-updated resource for the college-bound. Examples of 50 real essays are included, discussing such topics as leadership, personal obstacles, athletics, public service, special talents, and future goals. The strengths and successes of each example are analyzed, as well as the inspirations of each writer. A comprehensive writing workshop provides tips toward selecting topics, developing stories, editing ...
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Overview


Students will prepare powerful and successful admission essays with the tools provided in this invaluable, newly-updated resource for the college-bound. Examples of 50 real essays are included, discussing such topics as leadership, personal obstacles, athletics, public service, special talents, and future goals. The strengths and successes of each example are analyzed, as well as the inspirations of each writer. A comprehensive writing workshop provides tips toward selecting topics, developing stories, editing drafts, and applying finishing touches. Further examples of 12 unsuccessful essays, a list of 25 easy mistakes to avoid, and new interviews with admissions officers are presented to help would-be entrants avoid costly blunders.
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Critical Acclaim for Authors Gen and Kelly Tanabe

"Helps students gain the necessary edge that will make their applications stand out."
—David Miller, Director of College Counseling, Stevenson School

"Upbeat, well-organized and engaging, this comprehensive tool is an exceptional investment for the college-bound."
Publishers Weekly

"What's even better than all the top-notch tips is that the book is written in a cool, conversational way."
College Bound Magazine

"Offers advice on writing a good entrance essay—start to finish."
Town & Country Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617600388
  • Publisher: SuperCollege LLC
  • Publication date: 7/15/2014
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 379,505
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Gen 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 Northern California.
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Table of Contents


1. The Almighty Admission Essay
2. The Ingredients of the Essay
3. How to Find the Perfect Topic
4. The Essay-Writing Workshop
5. Recycling Your Essays
6. Roundtable with Admission Officers
7. 57 Successful Admission Essays
8. Parting Words
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2006

    Cheers for 'Accepted!'

    My mother purchased this book for me in hopes it will get me into the colleges of my choice. I didn't expect a book to teach me how to write a proper essay, but I was very wrong. This book combines good sense with good humor in writing a proper college acceptance essay. The tips stuck with me while I wrote 2 essays. Hopefully my essays will shine above the others!

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    Posted February 9, 2004

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    i think the book is highly recommended because it has help me to study hard in my school work and it has also help me to teach my younger ones the important of learningand studying english

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