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College essays that made a difference /

by Princeton Review (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: College Admissions Guides.Publisher: New York : Penguin Random House, Inc., [c2014]Edition: Sixth edition.Description: xii, 359 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780804125789 (pkb.) :; 0804125783 (pkb.).Title notes: $13.99 3-2015 (db)Other title: Princeton Review college essays that made a difference.Subject(s): College applications -- United States | Universities and colleges -- United States -- Admission | Exposition (Rhetoric) | United States
Contents:
Introduction. The parts of this book ; Editor's note -- Essay fundamentals. What colleges are looking for ; Topics and strategies to make your essay sing ; Grammar and form ; Keep in mind ; So how much does the essay count, anyway? -- Q&A with admissions officers. Subject matter and writing ; Inside the admissions office ; The essay's influence ; General application questions -- The applicants -- Where they got in -- Appendix: they're, their, and there: grammar and writing tips.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

No one knows colleges better than The Princeton Review! Not sure how to tackle the scariest part of your college application-the personal essays? Get a little inspiration from real-life examples of successful essays that scored! In College Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition, you'll find- A More than 100 real essays written by 90 unique college hopefuls applying to Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and other top schools-along with their stats and where they ultimately got in A Tips and advice on avoiding common grammatical mistakes A Q&A with admissions pros from 20 top colleges, including Connecticut College, Cooper Union, The University of Chicago, and many more This 6th edition includes application essays written by students who enrolled at the following colleges- Amherst College Barnard College Brown University Bucknell University California Institute of Technology Claremont McKenna College Cornell University Dartmouth College Duke University Georgetown University Harvard College Massachusetts Institute of Technology Northwestern University Pomona College Princeton University Smith College Stanford University Swarthmore College Wellesley College Wesleyan University Yale University

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At head of title: The Princeton Review.

"More than 100 real essays from admitted students ; Insider advice from admissions pros at 20 top colleges" -- Cover.

Introduction. The parts of this book ; Editor's note -- Essay fundamentals. What colleges are looking for ; Topics and strategies to make your essay sing ; Grammar and form ; Keep in mind ; So how much does the essay count, anyway? -- Q&A with admissions officers. Subject matter and writing ; Inside the admissions office ; The essay's influence ; General application questions -- The applicants -- Where they got in -- Appendix: they're, their, and there: grammar and writing tips.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. vii)
  • The Parts of This Book (p. x)
  • Editor's Note (p. xii)
  • Part 1 Essay Fundamentals (p. 1)
  • What Colleges Are Looking For (p. 2)
  • Topics and Strategies to Make Your Essay Sing (p. 3)
  • Grammar and Form (p. 5)
  • Keep in Mind (p. 8)
  • So How Much Does the Essay Count, Anyway? (p. 8)
  • Part 2 Q&A with Admissions Officers (p. 11)
  • Subject Matter and Writing (p. 13)
  • Inside the Admissions Office (p. 36)
  • The Essay's Influence (p. 48)
  • General Application Questions (p. 56)
  • Part 3 The Applicants (p. 67)
  • Part 4 Where They Got In (p. 307)
  • Appendix: They're, Their, and There; Grammar and Writing Tips (p. 333)

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