50 Successful Stanford Application Essays

50 Successful Stanford Application Essays : Get into Stanford and Other Top Colleges

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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.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 255g
  • Los Altos, CA, United States
  • English
  • Second Edition
  • 1617600946
  • 9781617600944
  • 409,027

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For every student accepted at Stanford, 14 others will be rejected. How do you make sure you are the one to be accepted? While many applicants have similar grades, test scores and class schedules, the essay is your best chance to stand out and show Stanford why you deserve to be accepted. The essay is also something you can dramatically improve on with some knowledge and guidance. This book will help you to craft that winning essay. You will learn: How to select the best topics to reveal the genuine you
What Stanford admissions officers want to see in your essay
The 25 mistakes that you must avoid
Insider tips from Stanford students on how to write a successful essay
PLUS, you will read more than 50 essays written by successful Stanford applicants. Each essay includes a complete analysis so you will learn what worked and why.
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For every student accepted at Stanford, 14 others will be rejected. How do you make sure you are the one to be accepted? While many applicants have similar grades, test scores and class schedules, the essay is your best chance to stand out and show Stanford why you deserve to be accepted. The essay is also something you can dramatically improve on with some knowledge and guidance. This book will help you to craft that winning essay. You will learn:
How to select the best topics to reveal the genuine you
What Stanford admissions officers want to see in your essay
The 25 mistakes that you must avoid
Insider tips from Stanford students on how to write a successful essay
PLUS, you will read more than 50 essays written by successful Stanford applicants. Each essay includes a complete analysis so you will learn what worked and why.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments Chapter 1: 25 Essay Mistakes that Guarantee Failure Chapter 2: Stanford Admissions Officer Q&A Chapter 3: Academic Passion Chapter 4: Books/Literature Chapter 5: Career Chapter 6: Challenges Chapter 7: Community Service Chapter 8: Family Chapter 9: Heritage and Identity Chapter 10: Humor Chapter 11: An Influential Person Chapter 12: Issues Chapter 13: Leadership Chapter 14: Personal Growth Chapter 15: Talent Chapter 16: Travel Chapter 17: Stanford Profile Questions Chapter 18: Advice on Topics from Stanford Students Chapter 19: Advice on Writing from Stanford Students Chapter 20: What I Learned from Writing the Essay About the Authors
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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
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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.
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