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College Essays That Made a Difference

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Not sure how to tackle the scariest part of your college application—the personal essays? Get a little inspiration from real-life examples of successful essays that scored! In College Essays that Made a Difference, 5th Edition, you’ll find:

• 114 real essays written by 90 unique college hopefuls applying to Harvard, Princeton, Stanford

Overview

Not sure how to tackle the scariest part of your college application—the personal essays? Get a little inspiration from real-life examples of successful essays that scored! In College Essays that Made a Difference, 5th Edition, you’ll find:

• 114 real essays written by 90 unique college hopefuls applying to Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, MIT, and other top schools—along with each applicant’s test scores, GPA, demographic information, and where they ultimately got in

• A special section with writing tips and the most common grammatical mistakes that students make on their essays

• Insider advice from with admissions pros at Amherst College, Cooper Union, Deep Springs College, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Macalester College, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, University of Virginia, Yale University, and more

This fifth edition includes application essays written by students who enrolled at the following colleges:
Amherst College
Bard College
Barnard College
Boston College
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
California Institute of Technology
Claremont McKenna College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Franklin W. Olin College of
Engineering
Georgetown University
Harvard College
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology
Middlebury College
New College of Florida
New York University
Northwestern University
Pomona College
Princeton University
Rice University
Smith College
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
University of California—San Diego
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
Washington and Lee University
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Yale University

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:
9780307945211
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/11/2012
Series:
College Admissions Guides Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.88(d)

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