College Essays That Made a Difference

College Essays That Made a Difference

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by Princeton Review Staff
     
 

Essays That Scored. Essays That Bored.

What’s the scariest part of the college application? For most, it’s that big white space
where an essay is supposed to go. This book puts you in the admissions officer’s seat;
we give you the intimate details–test scores, GPAs, demographic information, and of course, essays–of 89 elite… See more details below

Overview

Essays That Scored. Essays That Bored.

What’s the scariest part of the college application? For most, it’s that big white space
where an essay is supposed to go. This book puts you in the admissions officer’s seat;
we give you the intimate details–test scores, GPAs, demographic information, and of course, essays–of 89 elite college hopefuls. You’ll find out where they applied and
ultimately got in. And where they didn’t.

1. Eighty-nine real-life essays written by applicants to Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, MIT, and more

2. Complete application profiles of all the students, including where
they got in and where they didn’t 3. Insider advice: Interviews with admissions pros at Amherst College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Claremont McKenna College, Johns Hopkins University, Macalester College, Middlebury College, New College of Florida, Northwestern University, United States Coast Guard Academy, Wellesley College, Williams College, and Yale University

Inside you’ll find essays written for applications to the following colleges:
Amherst College
Barnard College
Bates College
Boston College
Bowdoin College
Brown University
California Institute of Technology
Carleton College
Claremont McKenna College
Colby College
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Duke University
Georgetown University
Harvard College
Haverford College
Johns Hopkins University
Macalester College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Middlebury College
New College of Florida
NorthwesternUniversity
Pomona College
Princeton University
Rice University
Smith College
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
Tufts University
United States Air Force Academy
United States Coast Guard Academy
United States Naval Academy
University of Chicago
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Williams College
Yale University

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Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
As the competition continues to heat up for admission to the top colleges, one sure winner is the publishing industry, which has produced a plethora of new books designed to give students an edge. This book begins with essay fundamentals: grammar and punctuation, what colleges are looking for, topics that work (and topics that don't), and how much the essay really matters in admissions. The second part offers a Q & A with admissions officers from such elite institutions as Amherst, Johns Hopkins, US Coast Guard Academy, and Yale. The bulk of the book, however, is given over to 89 real essays, along with profiles of the students who wrote them-including which colleges accepted the students and which rejected them. An index of essay themes (e.g., "Accidents Will Happen," "Family Ties," "Oh! The Places I've Been," "Summer Camp," "Race Relations") will help readers to locate essays on topics similar to those they might be contemplating. Note that these students are all "top applicants," with great academic records and test scores, and their essays are pretty darn good. For all guidance offices, for students like those described here. KLIATT Codes: S-Recommended for senior high school students. 2003, Random House, The Princeton Review, 346p. illus. index., Ages 15 to 18.
— Paula Rohrlick

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375763441
Publisher:
Random House Information Group
Publication date:
09/09/2003
Series:
College Admissions Guides
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

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