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100 Successful College Application Essays

100 Successful College Application Essays

Third Edition

  • Author: The Harvard Independent
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101614234
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 304
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The Largest Collection of Successful College Application Essays Available in One Volume These are the essays that helped their authors gain admission to Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, Wellesley, Pomona, and other outstanding schools—followed by invaluable comments by experts in admissions, placement, and college counseling at some of the best learning institutions around the country. This helpful guide includes: 100 complete essays with professional commentary Examples of essays on common topics (family background, athletics, work experience), as well as the more offbeat Essays on the immigrant experience by foreign-born students A section of drawing and cartoon essays Insider advice from a Princeton Dean of Admission And more Compiled by members of The Harvard Independent, the weekly newsmagazine of Harvard University, this revised and updated edition is an invaluable resource for students who want to write the best possible essay—and improve their chances of admission to the best possible school.

50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

What Worked for Them Can Help You Get into the College of Your Choice

  • Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN: 1250127564
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 208
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With talented applicants coming from the top high schools as well as the pressure to succeed from family and friends, it’s no wonder that writing college application essays is one of the most stressful tasks high schoolers face. Add in how hard it is to get started or brag about accomplishments or order stories for maximum effect, and it’s a wonder that any ever get written. To help, this completely new edition of 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays, edited by the staff of the Harvard Crimson, gives readers the most inspiring approaches, both conventional and creative, that won over admissions officers at Harvard University, the nation’s top ranked college. From chronicling personal achievements to detailing unique talents, the topics covered in these essays open applicants up to new techniques to put their best foot forward. It teaches students how to: - Get started - Stand out - Structure the best possible essay - Avoid common pitfalls Each essay in this collection is from a Harvard student who made the cut and is followed by analysis by the staff of The Harvard Crimson where strengths and weakness are detailed to show readers how they can approach their own stories and ultimately write their own high-caliber essay. 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays’ all-new essays and straightforward advice make it the first stop for applicants who are looking to craft essays that get them accepted to the school of their dreams.

50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays

50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays

  • Author: Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe
  • Publisher: SuperCollege
  • ISBN: 9781617601248
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 240
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The powerful tools in this invaluable resource equip students with the skills to write successful entrance essays for top-notch universities. The strengths and weaknesses of 50 application compositions from Ivy League schools, as well as Caltech, Duke, MIT, Stanford, and University of Chicago, are analyzed in detail, highlighting techniques to emulate and mistakes to avoid. College admission officers from some of these schools provide informative strategies and inside information on their writing assessment criteria. A comprehensive writing workshop provides tips toward selecting topics, developing stories, editing drafts, and applying finishing touches. Acknowledging that the written portion of the process is one of the most important factors for admission into highly selective schools, this helpful guidebook offers sage advice and inspiration to keep applicants on the right track.

Writing a Successful College Application Essay

Writing a Successful College Application Essay

  • Author: George Ehrenhaft
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
  • ISBN: 9780764136375
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 170
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Discusses the qualities of effective college application essays and offers tips on topics, rewriting, editing, and proofreading.

Perfect Phrases for College Application Essays

Perfect Phrases for College Application Essays

  • Author: Sheila Bender
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 9780071546034
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 248
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Perfect Phrases to make an application essay stand out from the crowd Perfect Phrases for College Application Essays has the tools to communicate exactly what you want to say, with the style and panache that display your individual intelligence and creativity to the application board. This vital resource gives you all the phrases you need to get things done, exactly the way you want it done, right at your fingertips!

College Essays That Made a Difference

College Essays That Made a Difference

  • Author: Princeton Review
  • Publisher: Princeton Review
  • ISBN: 0804125783
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 384
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A key resource for college hopefuls shares key guidelines while providing real-world examples of essays written by applicants to Ivy League schools. Original.

Peterson's Best College Admission Essays

Peterson's Best College Admission Essays

  • Author: Mark Alan Stewart,Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick
  • Publisher: Peterson's
  • ISBN: 9780768917291
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 175
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Discusses the importance of the college admissions essay, looks at examples of successful personal statements, and offers advice on planning, organizing, and preparing a personal essay.

Write Out Loud: Use the Story To College Method, Write Great Application Essays, and Get into Your Top Choice College

Write Out Loud: Use the Story To College Method, Write Great Application Essays, and Get into Your Top Choice College

  • Author: Carol Barash
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 007182829X
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 288
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Tell your story and connect with the college of your dreams for admission and financial aid "If everyone wrote essays like this, admissions officers would have to take every student's essay seriously." --Steve LeMenager, founder of Edvice Princeton and former director of admission at Princeton University "With patience, contagious confidence, and plenty of real-life examples, Carol illuminates a process that can help anyone discover and articulate those stories that will help them stand out in their own way, and in their own words." --Shelley Krause, college counselor, Rutgers Preparatory School, and curator of the College Lists Wiki "Because the college essay offers applicants their lone opportunity to demonstrate what truly matters to them, and to share the qualities that make them unique, the stakes could not be any higher. With meticulous detail, Barash delivers a foolproof plan for helping college applicants strike essay gold." --Chad Troutwine, cofounder and CEO of Veritas Prep To write out loud is to write and speak in a way that makes people pay attention. Write Out Loud teaches the Story To College program--with its proven storytelling-based approach, the Moments Method. This program has helped more than 8,000 students from high schools in the United States and around the world create effective, authentic application essays to win admission and financial aid at their top college choices. Write Out Loud enables anyone to masterfully integrate past experiences and future ambitions into successful application essays and interviews. The guided exercises help college essay writers get past the stress and confusion of writing about themselves. Write Out Loud reveals how to find unique topics for compelling essays, shows how to make the transition from a spoken story to a written essay, and provides examples of successful essays. The book also walks students through the Common Application, the online college application form used by more than 500 colleges and universities in the US and abroad. Inside, students will find: The 12 tools of the Moments Method Specific guidance for completing the Common Application Charts and checklists to organize essays and supplements Insight from admissions officers on what characterizes a successful college application essay With Write Out Loud, students build confidence to show their best selves in writing and to gain admission into the college or university they desire.

College Essay Essentials

College Essay Essentials

A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Successful College Admissions Essay

  • Author: Ethan Sawyer
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1492635138
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 256
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Writing an amazing college admission essay is easier than you think! So you're a high school senior given the task of writing a 650-word personal statement for your college application. Do you tell the story of your life, or a story from your life? Do you choose a single moment? If so, which one? The options seem endless. Lucky for you, they're not. College counselor Ethan Sawyer (aka The College Essay Guy) will show you that there are only four (really, four!) types of college admission essays. And all you have to do to figure out which type is best for you is answer two simple questions: 1. Have you experienced significant challenges in your life? 2. Do you know what you want to be or do in the future? With these questions providing the building blocks for your essay, Sawyer guides you through the rest of the process, from choosing a structure to revising your essay, and answers the big questions that have probably been keeping you up at night: How do I brag in a way that doesn't sound like bragging? and How do I make my essay, like, deep? Packed with tips, tricks, exercises, and sample essays from real students who got into their dream schools, College Essay Essentials is the only college essay guide to make this complicated process logical, simple, and (dare we say it?) a little bit fun.

Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays

Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays

  • Author: Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781617601385
  • Category: EDUCATION
  • Page: 199
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"A resource to help students write the college admissions essay with tips on selecting a topic and recycling essays and an essay-writing workshop. Includes 50 examples of successful essays, 25 essay-writing mistakes, and writing strategies from admission officers"--

50 Successful Stanford Application Essays

50 Successful Stanford Application Essays

Get Into Stanford and Other Top Colleges

  • Author: Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe
  • Publisher: SuperCollege
  • ISBN: 9781617600944
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 208
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Helping applicants navigate the intricate yet vitally important essay process at elite schools such as Stanford -- a university that enrolls students from all 50 states and 52 countries and has an admission rate less than seven percent -- this go-to guide helps prospective students see for themselves what it takes to be admitted to selective programs. Along with the 50 essay examples that give a detailed analysis of the strengths and even weaknesses of each essay, there are tips from college admission officers and successful applicants and a description of the 25 essay mistakes that guarantee failure. For highly judicious colleges, the essay is one of the most important factors in whether students are admitted or rejected, yet this resource, from a pair of award-winning authors and college application gurus, will help readers temper their fears and inspire their writing.

Write Successful College Applications: It's More Than Just the Essay!

Write Successful College Applications: It's More Than Just the Essay!

  • Author: Cynthia Muchnick
  • Publisher: Peterson's
  • ISBN: 0768938902
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 246
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Today's college admission applications involve writing more than just one essay. The various required paragraphs and statements demand skill and finesse. Writing Successful College Applications offers vital tips and step-by-step expert advice to help students create outstanding essays to succeed in all aspects of their college applications. This new book offers proven strategies to help students craft a successful essay or personal statement, with tips and insights to guide them through the writing process. There are over 50 sample personal statements from successful students plus bonus information on how to write strong activity and academic paragraphs as well as the "Why This School" paragraph-essential pieces of college applications that should not be overlooked. Interviews with Deans of Admission offer valuable information on what colleges are really looking for in an admission essay.

How to Prepare a Standout College Application

How to Prepare a Standout College Application

Expert Advice that Takes You from LMO* (*Like Many Others) to Admit

  • Author: Alison Cooper Chisolm,Anna Ivey
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118702069
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 352
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Demystifying the process of completing a college application Written by two former admissions officers at top universities and current admissions coaches, this book is a must-have for preparing a winning college application. The authors reveal the mystery behind what college admissions officers are looking for and show applicants how to leverage their credentials, stand out in the over-crowded applicants' pool, and make a genuine, memorable impression. This is the book that will help the college-bound get off the "like many others" pile and onto the acceptance list. Includes instructions and examples for every component of the college application, from writing the essay to answering questions like "Why do you want to go to College X?" Shows how to avoid underestimating the importance of critical features on any application Includes the latest information on the Common Application 4.0 and corrects outdated, holdover advice still stressed in many other books This book is filled with step-by-step advice that students and parents can use immediately and will refer to again and again.

Graduate Admissions Essays

Graduate Admissions Essays

Write Your Way Into the Graduate School of Your Choice

  • Author: Donald Asher
  • Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1607743213
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 241
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Offers tips on writing an essay for admission to graduate school, provides an explanation of the admissions process, gives advice on securing letters of recommendation, and features resources for locating scholarships.

Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Third Edition

Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Third Edition

Crafting a Winning Personal Statement

  • Author: Alan Gelb
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • ISBN: 0399578706
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 240
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The definitive guide to writing an amazing essay and mastering the college applications process. Writing a memorable personal statement can seem like an overwhelming project for a young college applicant, but college essay coach Alan Gelb's organized and encouraging step-by-step instructions take the intimidation out of the process, enabling applicants to craft a meaningful and polished college admissions essay. Gelb teaches students to identify an engaging topic and use creative writing techniques to compose a vivid statement that will reflect their individuality. A consistent top-seller in the college prep category, Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Easy Steps has been revised to include extra information on supplemental and waitlist essays. This much-needed handbook will help applicants win over the admissions dean, while preparing them to write better papers once they've been accepted. For more, visit the author’s website at www.conquerthecollegeessay.com.

A Room of One's Own (Annotated)

A Room of One's Own (Annotated)

  • Author: Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544535162
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 216
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In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister: a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different.This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. But if only she had found the means to create, urges Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay,Virginia Woolf takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give a voice to those who have none. Her message is simple: A woman must have a fixed income and a room of her own in order to have the freedom to create. Annotated and with an introduction by Susan Gubar

Writing a Successful College Application Essay

Writing a Successful College Application Essay

  • Author: George Ehrenhaft
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
  • ISBN: 9780764136375
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 170
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Discusses the qualities of effective college application essays and offers tips on topics, rewriting, editing, and proofreading.

Fiske Real College Essays That Work

Fiske Real College Essays That Work

  • Author: Edward B. Fiske,Bruce G. Hammond
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks
  • ISBN: 9781402295768
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 352
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Presents advice on writing an effective college application essay, along with examples of over one hundred essays from real college students.