Greenes' Guides to Educational Planning: Presenting Yourself Successfully to Colleges

Greenes' Guides to Educational Planning: Presenting Yourself Successfully to Colleges

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by Howard Greene, Matthew W. Greene
     
 


PRESENTING YOURSELF SUCCESSFULLY TO COLLEGES HOW TO MARKET YOUR STRENGTHS AND MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT

LEARN WHAT ADMISSIONS OFFICERS LOOK FOR IN YOUR ESSAYS AND APPLICATIONS

In recent years, as the number of applications to top colleges has risen dramatically and fewer schools have been able to grant personal

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PRESENTING YOURSELF SUCCESSFULLY TO COLLEGES HOW TO MARKET YOUR STRENGTHS AND MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT

LEARN WHAT ADMISSIONS OFFICERS LOOK FOR IN YOUR ESSAYS AND APPLICATIONS

In recent years, as the number of applications to top colleges has risen dramatically and fewer schools have been able to grant personal interviews to most applicants, the written application has become one of the most important factors for admissions committees. Marketing yourself successfully to schools -- making yourself stand out from the thousands of high school seniors applying to college -- is no easy task, but with the help of this straightforward, easy-to-follow guide you will make the most of your personal application. You will learn what kinds of essays have been successful and why and see how to write a unique personal statement that reflects your strengths. With checklists, writing samples, and advice on how to get great recommendations, Presenting Yourself Successfully to Colleges will give you all the tools you need to make your application stand out. Howard and Matthew Greene will explain how to:

  • Assess your strengths and unique characteristics
  • Assemble your application
  • Write an outstanding personal essay that represents you well
  • Create a strong resume
  • Ask for recommendations
  • Make yourself known to colleges
  • Maintain ongoing communication with colleges

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VOYA
The authors, professional college placement counselors, continue their successful series of educational planning titles called Greene's Guides with this latest book. Addressing a dilemma many graduating seniors face, they discuss the ever-growing glut of competing college applications out there and the limited number of interviews being granted by prospective colleges. They surmise that the only way for a student to get into the college of choice is to market oneself by creating an application that stands out from the rest. Chapters take the reader step-by-step through the process of self-evaluation, writing an effective personal essay, getting the needed recommendations from mentors, and packaging the application properly. The personal assessment section should help the teen reader clarify strengths and weaknesses. The bulk of the book examines college essay writing, with a useful compilation of essays that represent many categories of students and varieties of writing styles. A list of clichés, childish phrases, and slang words to be avoided is right on target. The marketing chapter covers résumés, the interview, portfolios, and letters of recommendation. The guide concludes with summarized checklists and frequently asked questions about the application process as a whole. The advice given here is sound, practical, and comprehensive. All libraries serving nervous college-seekers should consider this book a readable, student-friendly manual and bargain buy. Biblio. VOYA CODES: 4Q 2P S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2001, Cliff Street Books/HarperCollins, 273p,
—Kevin Beach

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060934606
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Greenes' Guides Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,159,855
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Howard Greene, M.A., M.Ed., is the president of Howard Greene & Associates, the nation's leading independent educational consulting company, and is a former Princeton University admissions officer and member of the Faculty Board of Advisors. Howard has counseled thousands of students for almost forty years and has been a consultant for numerous schools, colleges, and corporations. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he holds master's degrees from Harvard and New York University. He lives in Wilton, Connecticut.

Matthew W. Greene, Ph.D., is Educational Director of Howard Greene & Associates. Matthew has consulted with families for a dozen years and often writes and speaks on educational planning and college admissions issues. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Matthew has taught and advised students at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he earned his doctorate in public policy. He lives in Wilton, Connecticut.

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