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College Essays That Made a Difference, 4th Edition

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College Essays That Made a Difference, 4th Edition includes real-life essays written by applicants to Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, MIT, and more, as well as complete application profiles of over 100 students, including test scores, GPAs, demographic information, and where they got in and where they didn't.

College Essays That Made a Difference, 4th Edition includes essays submitted to the following schools:

Amherst College

Bard College

Barnard College

Brandeis University

Brown University

Bryn Mawr College

California Institute of Technology

Carleton College

Claremont McKenna College

Columbia University

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Davidson College

Duke University

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Georgetown University

Hamilton College

Harvard College

Kenyon College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Middlebury College

New College of Florida

New York University

Northwestern University

Pomona College

Princeton University

Reed College

Rice University

Smith College

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

Tufts University

University of California–Los Angeles

University of California–San Diego

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

Washington & Lee University

Washington University in St. Louis

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

Whitman College

Williams College

Yale University

Synopsis:

What's the scariest part of the college application? For most, it's that big white space where an essay is supposed to go. This book puts you in the admissions officer's seat. We give you all the details-test scores, GPAs, demographic information, and of course, essays-104 of them from 90 unique college hopefuls. You'll find out where they applied and ultimately got in.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Parts of this Book

Editor's Note

Part 1: Essay Fundamentals

Grammar and Form

What Colleges Want to See in Your Essay: Writing Ability and Insight into Who You Are

Topics That Work, Topics That Don't

So How Much Does The Essay Count, Anyway?

Part 2: Q& A with Admissions Officers

Subject Matter and Writing

Inside the Admissions Office

The Essay's Influence

General Application Questions

Part 3: The Applicants

Part 4: Where They Got In

Appendix : They're, Their, and There: Grammar and Writing Tips

Index: Essay Themes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375427152
Publisher:
Random House Information Group
Subject:
Study Aids : College Entrance
Author:
Princeton Review
Author:
Princeton Review
Subject:
College Entrance
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Academic
Subject:
Careers-College Application and Essay Guides
Subject:
Reference-College Guides
Subject:
Reference-College Admissions
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100914
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
384

Related Subjects

Education » Higher Education
Reference » College » Guides
Reference » Rhetoric
Reference » Student Guides

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"Synopsis" by , What's the scariest part of the college application? For most, it's that big white space where an essay is supposed to go. This book puts you in the admissions officer's seat. We give you all the details-test scores, GPAs, demographic information, and of course, essays-104 of them from 90 unique college hopefuls. You'll find out where they applied and ultimately got in.
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