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Princeton Review
Princeton Review; 3 edition (September 16, 2008)
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This book was very instrumental understanding how to write a great college essay to the very best of my ability. If you are looking for a book that will help writing college essay no longer seem like such a daunting task, this book will keep you covered. Another resource for the college application process that I found extremely useful was Admitsee.

Inside you'll find interviews with admissions pros at Amherst College, Bucknell University, Colgate University, Cooper Union, Deep Springs College, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Macalester College, Northwestern University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Virginia, Wake Forest University, and Yale University.

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Albany Medical College Baylor College of Medicine Boston University, School of Medicine Brown University, Brown Medical School Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons Cornell University, Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical Center Creighton University, School of Medicine Duke University, School of Medicine Eastern Virginia Medical School Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine Emory University, School.

One of the best ways to stand out in a crowd of applicants to law school is to write an exceptional personal statement.

The college application essay is your chance to show schools who you are. Learn how to write a college essay that sets you apart. A student who can make an admissions officer laugh never gets lost in the shuffle. What you think is funny and what an adult working in a college thinks is funny are probably different. We caution against one-liners, limericks and anything off–color. 4. Start early and write several drafts. Set it aside for a few days and read it again. Put yourself in the shoes of an admissions officer: Is the essay interesting? Do the ideas flow logically? Does it reveal something about the applicant?

More in College Admissions Guides Series.

More in College Admissions Guides Series. Q&A with admissions pros from 20 top colleges, including Connecticut College, Cooper Union, The University of Chicago, and many more.

College Essays That Made a Difference, 3rd 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, 3rd Edition includes essays submitted to the following schools:Amherst CollegeBard CollegeBarnard CollegeBrandeis UniversityBrown UniversityBryn Mawr CollegeCalifornia Institute of TechnologyCarleton CollegeClaremont McKenna CollegeColumbia UniversityThe Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and ArtCornell UniversityDartmouth CollegeDavidson CollegeDuke UniversityFranklin W. Olin College of    EngineeringGeorgetown UniversityHamilton CollegeHarvard CollegeKenyon CollegeMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyMiddlebury CollegeNew College of FloridaNew York UniversityNorthwestern UniversityPomona CollegePrinceton UniversityReed CollegeRice UniversitySmith CollegeStanford UniversitySwarthmore CollegeTufts UniversityUniversity of California–    Los AngelesUniversity of California–San DiegoUniversity of Notre DameUniversity of PennsylvaniaWashington & Lee UniversityWashington University in St. LouisWellesley CollegeWesleyan UniversityWhitman CollegeWilliams CollegeYale University
  • I bought this for my daughter who will be a Junior in high school this year, thinking she could read these essays from average to above average students and get an idea of what colleges were looking for. Each essay features a student, their photo, biography and what they do in high school/extra curriculars, along with their essay, where they applied and where they actually got in. Unfortunately, these students are all above average and very few are "real" students. Most have above a 4.0 and most are super students with above average accomplishments. The essays are good, but the studetns Princeton Review picked, were "hand picked" to make them look good. Keep this in mind and take the bio's with a grain of salt.

  • The kids who wrote these essays are part of that handful of students who are vying for admission to the same few upper-echelon schools. When a kid is ranked in the top 2% of their class, has an above perfect GPA (weighted of course so they can distance themselves from their merely intelligent classmates), and spends their summers building schools in Africa, they could copy the back of a Wheaties box for their essay and still get in to schools most kids would would consider a stretch.

    These do not seem like typical kids. Their stories all sound as though a college admissions coach got hold of them (and their parent's checkbook) during their freshman year and groomed them to enhance their chances of getting into an ivy (" this year we'll have Tommy to start a non-profit"). Give me a kid who had to go out and earn their own money, and did it responsibly, any day.

    I would want to see good essays from regular good kids, with regular good grades, and regular well-rounded activities whose essays got them into regular good colleges.

  • This item came with condition as described by the seller. I am happy about the book.