Synopses & Reviews
This collection gives 50 great examples of effective and diverse ways to express individuality in that most dreaded of all tasks for high school seniors--writing the college application essay. Each was used by a Harvard student on his or her application and is followed with analysis by the staff of the Harvard Crimson
, who help give perspective on what works well, what is a necessary evil, and what detracts from an otherwise compelling essay. With pointers on avoiding common essay pitfalls and stepping back to evaluate strengths applicants never realized they had, Fifty Successful Harvard Application Essays
is an inspiration for every student trying to find the one thing that sets him or her apart from the crowd.
About the Author
The Harvard Crimson
is the weekly newspaper of Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachussetts. Its staff consists of over three hundred students who share a love of journalism and writing.