Countdown to college : 21 'to-do' lists for high school
Valerie Pierce with Cheryl Rilly.
Lansing, Mich. : Front Porch Press, c2009.
These invaluable To-Do lists show 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th graders WHAT to do and WHEN to do it to ensure their admission to the college of their choice. There will be no missed deadlines or missed opportunities with these step-by-step strategies for success.
In this important resource, 30 real, winning scholarship essays are analyzed, revealing what makes them successful and how they fit the judges' criteria. Includes advice for finding scholarships, including using books, the Internet, personal connections, and sources in the community.
50 successful Ivy League application essays : includes advice from college admissions officers and the 25 essay mistakes that guarantee failure
Gen and Kelly Tanabe.
Belmont, CA : SuperCollege, c2009.
The powerful tools in this invaluable resource equip students with the skills to write successful entrance essaysnbsp;for top-notch universities. The strengths and weaknesses of 50 application compositions from Ivy League schools, as well as Caltech, Duke, MIT, Stanford, and University of Chicago, are analyzed in detail, highlightingnbsp;techniques to emulate and mistakes to avoid. College admission officers from some of these schools provide informative strategies and inside information on their writing assessment criteria. A comprehensive writing workshop provides tips toward selecting topics, developing stories, editing drafts, and applying finishing touches. Acknowledging that the written portion of the process is one of the most important factors for admission into highly selective schools, this helpful guidebook offers sage advice and inspiration to keep applicants on the right track.
Perfect phrases for college application essays : hundreds of ready-to-use phrases to write a compelling essay and catch the attention of an admissions committee
New York : McGraw-Hill, 2008.
Perfect Phrases to make an application essay stand out from the crowd Perfect Phrases for College Application Essays has the tools to communicate exactly what you want to say, with the style and panache that display your individual intelligence and creativity to the application board. This vital resource gives you all the phrases you need to get things done, exactly the way you want it done, right at your fingertips!
Graduate admissions essays : write your way into the graduate school of your choice
Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, c2008.
This is the essential resource for anyone thinking about graduate or professional school. The newly revised and thoroughly updated third edition has the latest tactics for online admissions, links to hot websites, and recommendations for further support. Graduate Admissions Essays offers a wealth of information found nowhere else. Learn to craft a winning essay with 50 state-of-the-art samples. Find clear writing exercises and alerts about common mistakes. Find tips that give you the edge over equally-or better-qualified applicants. Learn how to lobby your way into the most competitive programs around. Learn about the most effective timing for sending your application. Learn how to secure great letters of recommendation.
Accepted! : 50 successful college admission essays
Gen and Kelly Tanabe.
Belmont, CA : SuperCollege LLC, c2008.
Your college admission essay is a critical ingredient to getting accepted. But do you know what colleges want? This book shows you with a step-by-step essay-writing workshop and over 50 successful essays. Inside you will learn how to: Brainstorm the best essay topics. Find a great topic and learn which ones to avoid. Write a successful essay that gets you accepted. The complete essay-writing workshop guides you through developing your topic, writing, editing and perfecting your essay. Avoid the 25 worst essay-writing mistakes. Don't get caught by these essay traps. Discover what admission officers want in an essay. In their own words, admission officers share with you what makes a great essay. These officers decide the fate of thousands of students each year. Disregard their advice at your own risk. Learn from over 50 successful admission essays. Read some of the best college admission essays written by students like you who gained admission to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Berkeley, Brown, Cornell, Bard, William and Mary, Duke, Rice, Northwestern, USC, Chicago, Michigan, Dartmouth, Penn, MIT and more! Book jacket.
One-hour college application essay : write your college admission essay today
Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2008.
Using the key features outlined in this guide--targeted questions and helpful worksheets, quick-start strategies, and professional advice from college admissions directors--students can quickly craft an effective college application essay.
The road to college : the high school student's guide to discovering your passion, getting involved, and getting admitted
by Joyce E. Suber and the staff of the Princeton Review.
New York : Random House, c2007.
Outlining a wide range of fun and meaningful activities that can positively impact a high schoolers life, as well as his or her college applications, this guide is essential for a students planning for college. It guides readers to explore what they love early in high school in order to develop a sense of which college will suit their individual needs.