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College Essays That Made a Difference, 3rd Edition includes real-life essays written by applicants to Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, MIT, and more, as well as complete application profiles of over 100 students, including test scores, GPAs, demographic information, and where they got in and where they didn't.

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Overview

College Essays That Made a Difference, 3rd Edition includes real-life essays written by applicants to Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, MIT, and more, as well as complete application profiles of over 100 students, including test scores, GPAs, demographic information, and where they got in and where they didn't.

College Essays That Made a Difference, 3rd Edition includes essays submitted to the following schools:

Amherst College Bard College Barnard College Brandeis University Brown University Bryn Mawr College California Institute of Technology Carleton College Claremont McKenna College Columbia University The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Cornell University Dartmouth College Davidson College Duke University Franklin W. Olin College of    Engineering Georgetown University Hamilton College Harvard College Kenyon College Massachusetts Institute of Technology Middlebury College New College of Florida New York University Northwestern University Pomona College Princeton University Reed College Rice University Smith College Stanford University Swarthmore College Tufts University University of California–    Los Angeles University of California–San Diego University of Notre Dame University of Pennsylvania Washington & Lee University Washington University in St. Louis Wellesley College Wesleyan University Whitman College Williams College Yale University

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  • ISBN-13: 9780375428760
  • Publisher: Random House Information Group
  • Publication date: 9/16/2008
  • Series: College Admissions Guides Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
The Parts of this Book     x
Editor's Note     xii
Essay Fundamentals     1
Grammar and Form     2
What Colleges Want to See in Your Essay: Writing Ability And Insight into Who You Are     4
Topics That Work, Topics That Don't     6
So How Much Does The Essay Count, Anyway?     7
Q & A with Admissions Officers     9
Subject Matter and Writing     10
Inside the Admissions Office     22
The Essay's Influence     30
General Application Questions     34
The Applicants     47
Where They Got In     349
Index of Essay Themes     377
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