50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays
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50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 272.16g
  • SuperCollege
  • English
  • Fourth Edition
  • 1617601241
  • 9781617601248
  • 758,339

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About Authors Gen and Kelly Tanabe As admission officers look for more subtle ways to make fine distinctions among so many qualified applicants, the personal statement, or college essay assumes growing importance. This book can help students gain the necessary edge that will make their applications stand out. Gen and Kelly Tanabe are nationally recognized experts in every facet of the college application process. They have written several books on the topic and blend humor, organization and specific real life examples with a highly readable style to assure your success. David Miller, Director of College Counseling, Stevenson School I would like to extend my greatest appreciation to your Accepted publication. I recently applied to Cornell University. I read your book from cover to back, wrote an essay about Snorkeling in Okinawa (which most people criticized), and got ACCEPTED to Cornell. Thank you very much for your help, and I ll be sure to refer this book to anyone applying to college. Jason Clemmey If you re struggling with your essays, the Tanabes offer some encouragement. College Bound Magazine "show more

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For every open spot at an Ivy League college, there are 10 to 12 eager applicants vying for it and you re one of them. On paper, most applicants appear the same. All are well qualified academically with high grades and test scores and solid involvement in extracurricular activities. The essay is where you stand out. The essay is your opportunity to demonstrate why you are a perfect fit at the college, how you will contribute to the student body, and why the college should accept you over those other 11 applicants. This guide will help you craft that winning essay. You will learn: How to select the best topic What Ivy League admissions officers want to see in your essay The 25 mistakes that guarantee failure The top tips from Ivy League students on how to write a successful essay PLUS, there are more than 50 real essays from students accepted to Ivy League colleges and MIT, Stanford, Caltech, Duke, and the University of Chicago. Each includes a complete analysis so you can see exactly what worked and even what could be improved upon. "show more

About Gen Tanabe

Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe are the authors of 14 books including The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges, The Ultimate Scholarship Book, and How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay. They tour the country as speakers on college planning and live in Belmont, California.show more

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For every open spot at an Ivy League college, there are 10 to 12 eager applicants vying for it--and you're one of them. On paper, most applicants appear the same. All are well qualified academically with high grades and test scores and solid involvement in extracurricular activities. The essay is where you stand out. The essay is your opportunity to demonstrate why you are a perfect fit at the college, how you will contribute to the student body, and why the college should accept you over those other 11 applicants. This guide will help you craft that winning essay. You will learn: How to select the best topic What Ivy League admissions officers want to see in your essay The 25 mistakes that guarantee failure The top tips from Ivy League students on how to write a successful essay PLUS, there are more than 50 real essays from students accepted to Ivy League colleges and MIT, Stanford, Caltech, Duke, and the University of Chicago. Each includes a complete analysis so you can see exactly what worked and even what could be improved upon.show more

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