On Writing the College Application Essay 25th Anniversary Edition

On Writing the College Application Essay  25th Anniversary Edition Author Harry Bauld
ISBN-10 9780062038173
Year 2012-08-21
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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What does an admissions officer look for in a college application essay? You. It's that simple. There's no formula, no trick, no strategy, says Harry Bauld, a former Ivy League admissions officer. But with acceptance rates at all-time lows, just being yourself in an essay means understanding your readers and the unique form in which you are writing. In this fully revised and updated edition of the classic guide to writing the best essay of your life, Bauld reveals the big clichés (The Trip, The Jock, Miss America, Pet Death) and helps you discover ways to come alive on the page as a real person instead of applicant number 13,791.

Admission Matters

Admission Matters Author Sally P. Springer
ISBN-10 9781119329893
Year 2017-03-29
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Make sense of college admissions and prepare a successful application Admission Matters offers comprehensive, expert, and practical advice for parents and students to guide them through the college admissions process. From building a college list, to understanding standardized tests, to obtaining financial aid, to crafting personal statements, to making a final decision, this book guides you every step of the way with clear, sensible advice and practical tips. This new fourth edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest changes in college admissions. including new developments in standardized testing, applications, financial aid and more. Questionnaires, interactive forms, checklists, and other tools help you stay focused and organized throughout the process.. With the answers you need and a down-to-earth perspective, this book provides an invaluable resource for stressed-out students and parents everywhere. Applying to college can be competitive and complex. Admission Matters offers real-world expert advice for all students, whether you're aiming an Ivy or the state school close to home. It also includes much needed guidance for students with special circumstances, including students with disabilities, international students, and transfer students. In addition, athletes, artists and performers, and homeschoolers will find valuable guidance as they plan for and apply to college. Understand how the admissions process works and what you can and cannot control Learn how to build a strong list of good-fit colleges Craft a strong application package with a compelling personal statement Get expert advice on early admissions, financial aid, standardized testing, and much more Make a final decision that is the right one for you Whether you think you've got applying to college under control or don't even know where to begin, Admission Matters is your expert guide throughout the college admissions process.

How to Get Into a Military Service Academy

How to Get Into a Military Service Academy Author Michael Singer Dobson
ISBN-10 9781442243156
Year 2015-10-08
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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The five United States military service academies are some of the most elite schools in the nation, taking the finest high school students and turning them into commissioned officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine. Over 60,000 students a year begin the arduous process of applying, and about 4,000 get in. At West Point alone, over 15,000 candidates start the applications process. Less than a third of them finish it. Some figure out that they aren’t going to be competitive, some get derailed with specific problems, and some get lost and drop out even though they might have gotten in. From applications to Congressional nominations, from athletics to medical qualifications, the process is unlike any other for getting into college. This book leads students and their families through the process step by step, offering the tools needed for the very best chance of success. Covering special issues and concerns like LGBTQ, women and minorities, criminal records, and more, the author also discusses whether attending a service academy is RIGHT for the prospective student, and what he or she can expect upon acceptance, admission, and attendance. Using his personal experience in helping his son through the applications process, Michael Singer Dobson provides all candidates with the ins and outs of the competition for a spot at one of these prestigious schools.

Acing the College Application

Acing the College Application Author Michele Hernandez
ISBN-10 9780345462022
Year 2002-10-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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With so many qualified applicants, competition for college admissions is fiercer than ever. Now you can put yourself ahead of the pack by making your application flawless! When applying for college, good grades and high standardized test scores are not always enough to guarantee admission. What sets you apart, argues Michele Hernández, is the way you describe yourself in your application. But how do you present yourself with flair, and highlight all your talents, skills, and passions, in just a few pages? A former assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth College, Dr. Hernández takes you step-by-step through the entire application process, revealing the details that make or break an applicant. From the multitude of short and longer essays to the myriad of charts, lists, and personal data sections, she offers essential advice, useful anecdotes, and vivid examples. Included are: • A line-by-line look at the common application • The truth about the essays, with samples of those that made the grade • The best way to ask for teacher and guidance counselor recommendations • When to provide colleges with optional essays and peer evaluations • The ten common myths and misconceptions of the on-campus interview • The most meaningful academic subjects, work experience, and extracurricular activities to mention • Early action versus early decision—the trade offs With this helpful, savvy book, prospective college students—and their parents and counselors—can now vastly improve their chances of getting into the college of their choice. “Want to scale the Ivy wall? Michele Hernández gives you the tools to do it. This brisk, no-nonsense book is built on inside dope, and Hernández’s experience allows her to challenge conventional admissions thinking.” —HARRY BAULD Author of On Writing the College Application Essay

Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps

Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps Author Alan Gelb
ISBN-10 0307768511
Year 2010-11-03
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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Writing a memorable personal statement can seem like an overwhelming project for a young college applicant, but college essay coach Alan Gelb's holistic strategy and reassuring voice takes out the intimidation factor. Students will identify an engaging topic and use creative writing techniques to compose a vivid statement that will reflect their individuality. A much-needed supplement to other college entrance guides, this useful handbook will help students win over the admissions dean, while preparing them to write better papers once they've been accepted. A guide to crafting a meaningful and polished college admissions essay that expresses the applicant's unique personality, strengths, and goals. Step-by-step instructions lead students from idea to initial draft, through revisions, and to a final version ready for submission. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 69 percent of high school graduates enroll in college.ReviewsPublisher's Weekly, March 24th 2008: Included in test prep/college feature article From the Trade Paperback edition.

Peterson s Best College Admission Essays

Peterson s Best College Admission Essays Author Mark Alan Stewart
ISBN-10 0768917298
Year 2004
Pages 175
Language en
Publisher Peterson's
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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
ISBN-10 9780071828291
Year 2013-09-06
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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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.

                                          Author 日米教育委員会
ISBN-10 9784757423619
Year 2015-06-30
Pages
Language ja
Publisher アルク
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大学の選択方法と入学手続き、渡航の準備から、現地でのキャンパスライフまで、「成功する」アメリカ大学、大学院留学のための情報が凝縮された1冊です。著者は「フルブライト交流事業」も手掛ける日米教育委員会。信頼できる情報とノウハウが、あなたの留学をサポートします。 本書がほかの留学ガイドと一線を画するのは「留学する本人が、エージェントなどを頼らずに自分の力で大学を選び、渡航・入学の手続きなど、すべて完遂できるよう」考えられている点です。 ●留学成功の秘訣は、情報収集と準備にあり 本書で得られるアメリカの教育制度や留学生に関する情報は、きめ細やかで、信頼性が高いもの。大使館からの推薦を受けるのもうなずけます。これらの情報をインプットし、「大学選択ワークシート」や「資金計画ワークシート」を指示どおりに埋めていけば、自分が実現させたい留学に向け、具体的な道筋を付けていくことができます。 ●現地での学生生活にも役立つ情報が満載! さらに本書は、留学後に役立つ情報も掲載しています。現地での編入や大学院進学はもちろん、キャンパスライフや留学生の義務、異文化適応などまでカバー。レポート・論文を書く際の注意事項や、リーディング、リスニングといった、「カレッジスキル」について触れられているのも、留学初心者にはうれしいところ。準備から帰国まで、留学を「成功させる」ための心強い伴走者になること間違いなしです。 ※本書は、2014年発行の『2015 アメリカ留学 公式ガイドブック』の内容をアップデートしたものです。 【目次】 1 アメリカにおける留学生の動向 2 アメリカの高等教育制度 3 留学準備 Step by Step 4 渡米前の準備 5 アメリカ入国後の案内 6 ビザと留学生の法的義務 7 アメリカでの学業 8 同伴家族への案内 9 アメリカ生活への適応 付録 「アメリカ留学関連用語集」 「アメリカ留学奨学金制度一覧」 「アメリカ大学 専攻分野一覧」 など Column アメリカ留学質問箱 「留学エージェントについて」 「コミュニティカレッジの選び方」 「第2学士か大学院か?」 など

50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

50 Successful Harvard Application Essays Author Staff of the Harvard Crimson
ISBN-10 9781466848344
Year 2014-07-08
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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With talented applicants coming from the top high schools in the country 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 times for high schoolers like you. Add in how hard it is to get started or brag about your accomplishments or order your stories for maximum effect, and it becomes obvious why this is no easy task. To help, this completely new edition of 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays gives you the most inspiring approaches, both conventional and creative, that won over admissions officers at Harvard University, one of the nation's top ranked colleges. From chronicling personal achievements to detailing unique talents, the topics covered with these essays will open you up to new possibilities and techniques for putting your best foot forward. 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 you how you can approach your stories and ultimately write your own winning essay. It teaches you how to: * Get started * Stand out * Structure the best possible essay * Avoid common pitfalls 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays' all-new examples and straightforward advice make it the first stop for applicants who are looking to craft a clear, passionate, and, above all else, persuasive application essays that'll get you accepted to the school of your dreams.

The College Application Essay 6th Ed

The College Application Essay  6th Ed Author Sarah Myers McGinty
ISBN-10 9781457304316
Year 2015-07-07
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher College Board
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This popular guide helps students write essays that win admission Winning college application essays take admission officers beyond the numbers and shows them what the students really care about, how they think, and who they really are. But even the best of students can be daunted by the task. This easy-to-follow guide provides the tools to tell a memorable story. Updated to reflect recent changes to the all-important Common Application, which nearly all applicants to competitive colleges use, this book provides a clear path to an essay that says, "Pick me!" Features: -Best approaches to the new Common Application questions -Clues to how colleges read essays -Simple steps for successful drafts -Revision strategies -Quick fixes for procrastinators -The right role of parents in the process Critiques of actual sample essays guide students toward the best practices and away from common mistakes. No other book on this topic has this breadth and depth of expertise.

100 Successful College Application Essays Second Edition

100 Successful College Application Essays  Second Edition Author The Harvard Independent
ISBN-10 9781101099384
Year 2002-10-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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, Colby, 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 admissions A “What Not to Do” chapter from a top college counselor And more Compiled by members from The Harvard Independent, the weekly newsmagazine of Harvard University, this 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.

College Essay Essentials

College Essay Essentials Author Ethan Sawyer
ISBN-10 9781492635130
Year 2016-07-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
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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.

How to Prepare a Standout College Application

How to Prepare a Standout College Application Author Alison Cooper Chisolm
ISBN-10 9781118702062
Year 2013-08-06
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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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.

A Is for Admission

A Is for Admission Author Michele A. Hernández
ISBN-10 9781455501892
Year 2010-10-28
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
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A former admissions officer at Dartmouth College reveals how the world's most highly selective schools really make their decisions.