College Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition

College Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804125789
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 12/09/2014
Series: College Admissions Guides Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 183,691
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. The Princeton Review has helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

The Parts of This Book x

Editor's Note xii

Part 1 Essay Fundamentals 1

What Colleges Are Looking For 2

Topics and Strategies to Make Your Essay Sing 3

Grammar and Form 5

Keep in Mind 8

So How Much Does the Essay Count, Anyway? 8

Part 2 Q&A with Admissions Officers 11

Subject Matter and Writing 13

Inside the Admissions Office 36

The Essay's Influence 48

General Application Questions 56

Part 3 The Applicants 67

Part 4 Where They Got In 307

Appendix: They're, Their, and There; Grammar and Writing Tips 333

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