Critical Claim For College

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Critical Acclaim for Books by Gen and Kelly Tanabe Authors of Get into Any College, Get Free Cash for College and 1001 Ways to Pay for College “Upbeat, well-organized and engaging, this comprehensive tool is an exceptional investment for the college-bound.” —Publishers Weekly “Helps college applicants write better essays.” —The Daily News “Invaluable information.” —Leonard Banks, The Journal Press “A present for anxious parents.” —Mary Kaye Ritz, The Honolulu Advertiser “Helpful, well-organized guide, with copies of actual letters and essays and practical tips. A good resource for all students.” —KLIATT “When you consider the costs of a four-year college or university education nowadays, think about forking out (the price)…show more content…
By reusing and editing your writing, you can use one essay for multiple applications. We share tested techniques for doing this effectively. Understand what colleges want to see in your essay—direct from admission officers. Our distinguished panel of admission officers explain in their own words what qualities make or break essays. This is your opportunity to pick the brains of these experts who have determined the fates of thousands of other applicants like you. Be inspired from the success of other students’ essays. We have brought together over 50 successful essays written by a wide variety of students. Get insight into what worked for these students to gain admission to their dream colleges including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Duke, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, UC-Berkeley, USC, Northwestern, Brown, Cornell, Bard, William and Mary, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, Dartmouth, Rice and more. In short, this book gives you everything you need to take control of your essay and create the best one possible. It is critical that through your essay you (figuratively, of course!) grab the admission officer by the collar and give her a reason to admit you. By reading this book you are taking the first steps toward this…show more content…
And while the essay is not your enemy—although at times you may feel that it is—the principle is still the same: Understand what you’re up against. So before we jump into the strategies used to write a successful essay, let’s be sure that you understand exactly what the essay is and why you should care about it. If you’ve looked at a college application, you’ve probably seen the section titled “Personal Statement.” This is just a fancy way of saying essay. Most colleges require one “Personal Statement” of about 500 to 1,000 words, and many also ask for one to three additional shorter essays. Colleges value essays because they allow them to gain insight into who you are beyond the facts and figures of the application form. For you, this is the opportunity to present your most important strengths, especially those that may not be reflected elsewhere in your application. And it can and does happen that students on the academic borderline cross into the college promised land because of the power of their essays! By understanding the components of the essay and how to approach each of them, you will have the background information needed to tackle them. There is something to be learned from a 2,000-year-old general after

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