How to Say It to Get Into the College of Your Choice: Application, Essay, and Interview Strategies to Get You theBig Envelope

How to Say It to Get Into the College of Your Choice: Application, Essay, and Interview Strategies to Get You theBig Envelope

by Linda Metcalf
     
 

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The latest in the How to Say It(r) series demystifies the omplex college admissions process.

How to Say It(r) to Get Into the College of Your Choice offers students-as well as their parents and school counselors-a variety of essential resources and information, including:

- Worksheets for writing personal statements and resumes
- Winning…  See more details below

Overview

The latest in the How to Say It(r) series demystifies the omplex college admissions process.

How to Say It(r) to Get Into the College of Your Choice offers students-as well as their parents and school counselors-a variety of essential resources and information, including:

- Worksheets for writing personal statements and resumes
- Winning words and phrases for filling out a sample Common Application used by more than 200 of the top colleges
- Finding the right words for the admissions essay-using advice from admissions directors at top schools
- Pointers for the essay portion of the New SAT- plus a practice test
- The fundamentals of obtaining winning recommendations
- Statements to make interviews successful

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Lucy Schall
This excellent, comprehensive, college application management guide addresses what to do as well as what to say when choosing and being chosen for post-high school education. The step-by-step process alerts the applicant to his or her talents and preferences and helps to frame education and life experiences in the larger context of public demand. Metcalf encourages confidence and sincerity bolstered by hard work and honest commitment and believes that the applicant should seek the same qualities in an educational program. Using information from public as well as private schools and anticipating the needs of the homeschooler, she meticulously works through the tests, deadlines, common and specific applications, finances, recommendations, personal essay, parental communication, and appropriate interview attire. Ryan Rose Weaver, a senior at Emerson University, authored the essay-writing chapter, which like the rest of the guide, provides process information, complete examples, and suggested starters for both written and oral presentations. Metcalf provides self-inventory exercises to guide the applicant's choice but also prepares a student for a transfer to another institution. She invites parental involvement and suggests their responsibility in the process. The appendix includes references, answers to the eight trivia quizzes throughout the book, sample forms, a suggested format for recommendation letters, and some possible questions that the candidate might ask in the interview. "Preparatory Books for College Tests" provides an annotated list of study guides that supplement the extensive Web site suggestions throughout the text.
School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up
College entrance guides are big business, and Metcalf enters a competitive field armed with experience as a high school guidance counselor and middle school teacher. She provides plenty of examples and scenarios for anxious parents and students to consider in her guidelines for studying for entrance exams, correctly filling out the myriad application forms (one chapter is devoted to mastering the Common Application), and crafting the all-important letter and essay for admission. Metcalf also includes dos and don'ts of letter and essay writing, and interview tips. One chapter, "How to Impress, Express, and Dress at College Interviews," coaches students with steps very similar to those for a job interview-a skill all students need. The layout includes sidebars, sample forms, and worksheets. Catchy subheadings, sectioned pages, and typeface variations may make it slightly confusing, but many students will be comfortable with this busy, interactive page design. Metcalf's writing style is confident and confiding, direct but friendly, which may help ease the anxiety associated with college applications. Practical advice and ideas and a useful glossary and index make this a decent competitor in this crowded market.
—Roxanne Myers SpencerCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440619731
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/05/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Linda Metcalf, Ph.D., a Certified School Guidance Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is the author of numerous articles and has presented over 200 workshops around the world on school-related issues. She has appeared on The Montel Williams Show among other national media outlets.

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