Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays

Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays

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Students will prepare powerful and successful admission essays with the tools provided in this invaluable, newly-updated resource for the college-bound. Examples of 50 real essays are included, discussing such topics as leadership, personal obstacles, athletics, public service, special talents, and future goals. The strengths and successes of each example are analyzed, as well as the inspirations of each writer. A comprehensive writing workshop provides tips toward selecting topics, developing stories, editing drafts, and applying finishing touches. Further examples of 12 unsuccessful essays, a list of 25 easy mistakes to avoid, and new interviews with admissions officers are presented to help would-be entrants avoid costly blunders.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Los Altos, CA, United States
  • English
  • Seventh Edition
  • 1617601578
  • 9781617601576

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Write the Essay that Gets You into the College of Your Dreams! Your college admission essay is a critical ingredient to getting accepted. But do you know
what colleges want? This book shows you with a step-by-step essay-writing workshop and
over 50 successful essays. Inside you will learn how to: Brainstorm the best essay topics. Find a great topic and learn which ones to avoid. Write a successful essay that gets you accepted. The complete essay-writing workshop guides you through developing your topic, writing, editing and perfecting your essay. Avoid the 25 worst essay-writing mistakes. Don't get caught by these essay traps. Discover what admission officers want in an essay. In their own words, admission officers share with you what makes a great essay. These officers decide the fate of thousands of
students each year. Disregard their advice at your own risk. Learn from over 50 successful admission essays. Read some of the best college admission essays written by students like you who gained admission to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Berkeley, Brown, Cornell, Bard, William and Mary, Duke, Rice, Northwestern, USC, Chicago, Michigan, Dartmouth, Penn, MIT and more!
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Table of contents

1. The Almighty Admission Essay
2. The Ingredients of the Essay
3. How to Find the Perfect Topic
4. The Essay-Writing Workshop
5. Recycling Your Essays
6. Roundtable with Admission Officers
7. 57 Successful Admission Essays
8. Parting Words
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Critical Acclaim for Authors Gen and Kelly Tanabe

"Helps students gain the necessary edge that will make their applications stand out."
David Miller, Director of College Counseling, Stevenson School

"Upbeat, well-organized and engaging, this comprehensive tool is an exceptional investment for the college-bound."
Publishers Weekly

"What's even better than all the top-notch tips is that the book is written in a cool, conversational way."
College Bound Magazine

"Offers advice on writing a good entrance essay start to finish."
Town & Country 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 Northern California.
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