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Where to Begin?
With an ever-growing pool of talented and diverse college applicants coming from the top high schools in the country and beyond, students everywhere are feeling the pressure to craft application essays that are clear, passionate, and, above all else, persuasive. No easy task.
Examples that Inspire
To help, this completely new edition of 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays showcases the exact approaches, both conventional and creative, that won over admissions officers at Harvard University, the nations top-ranked college. From chronicling personal achievements to detailing unique talents, the variety of topics covered within these essays opens applicants up to new possibilities and showcases the best techniques to help them tell their stories most effectively. Each essay in this collection was used by a Harvard student and is followed by analysis by the staff of The Harvard Crimson, where the essay is taken apart and its strengths and weakness are detailed to show readers how they can write their own winning essay.
Strategies that Succeed
50 Successful Harvard Application Essays tested approaches and straightforward advice make it the best resource for applicants who are looking for the insiders knowledge to get accepted to the school of their dreams.
The Largest Collection of Successful College Application Essays Available in One Volume
These are the essays that helped their authors gain admission to Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, Wellesley, Pomona, and other outstanding schoolsfollowed by invaluable comments by experts in admissions, placement, and college counseling at some of the best learning institutions around the country. This helpful guide includes:
- 100 complete essays with professional commentary
- Examples of essays on common topics (family background, athletics, work experience), as well as the more offbeat
- Essays on the immigrant experience by foreign-born students
- A section of drawing and cartoon essays
- Insider advice from a Princeton Dean of Admission
- And more
Compiled by members of The Harvard Independent, the weekly newsmagazine of Harvard University, this revised and updated edition is an invaluable resource for students who want to write the best possible essayand improve their chances of admission to the best possible school.
About the Author
THE HARVARD CRIMSON has been the daily newspaper of Harvard University since 1873. It is the nations oldest continually operating daily college newspaper.