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Fiske Guide to Getting Into the Right College (Fiske Guide to Getting Into the Right College)by Edward Fiske
Synopses & Reviews
Find the college that's right for you
An AZ of admissions secrets, The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College takes you behind the scenes of the college application process. The expert advice and tips in this book will help you get accepted at the schools of your choice. This clear, accessible guide takes students and their parents step-by-step through the admissions process.
--How to choose the right college
--How to get off a waiting list and get accepted
--How to write winning essays
--How to use the Internet in the application process
--How admissions officers really rank applicants
--How to interview successfully
--How to construct a successful application
--How to get the most financial aid
--And much more
This is the best resource for helping students get into the schools of their choice.
Edward B. Fiske served for 17 years as Education Editor of The New York Times, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He wrote the bestselling annual, The Fiske Guide to Colleges, to help them.
Bruce G. Hammond was editor in chief of The Insider's Guide to the Colleges and was managing editor of four editions of The Fiske Guide to Colleges. He is the author of Discounts and Deals at the Nation's 360 Best Colleges and is the school and college expert at Parent Soup, a division of iVillage.com.
Book News Annotation:
Fiske, former Education Editor of the New York Times, has teamed with Hammond (college counseling, Sandia Preparatory School) to provide this student guide on getting into the "right" college. The authors cover the basic steps for finding a suitable higher learning institution such as writing effective introductory essays, using the Internet for the application process, interviewing successfully and qualifying for financial aid. This book is especially helpful for students who are not sure about their academic future and need to decide on an appropriate college in a short amount of time. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This invaluable guide walks students step-by-step through the college admissions process of how to find the perfect college, craft a successful application, write admissions essays that work, and get the most financial aid.
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