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Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays [Paperback]

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Shows how to craft winning essays in a step-by-step guide with advice on selecting topics, creating outlines, writing, and editing.

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Students will prepare powerful and successful admission essays with the tools provided in this invaluable, newly-updated resource for the college-bound. Examples of 50 real essays are included, discussing such topics as leadership, personal obstacles, athletics, public service, special talents, and future goals. The strengths and successes of each example are analyzed, as well as the inspirations of each writer. A comprehensive writing workshop provides tips toward selecting topics, developing stories, editing drafts, and applying finishing touches. Further examples of 12 unsuccessful essays, a list of 25 easy mistakes to avoid, and new interviews with admissions officers are presented to help would-be entrants avoid costly blunders.

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Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2008
Publisher   Supercollege, Llc
ISBN  1932662243  
ISBN13  9781932662245  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe won more than $100,000 in merit-based scholarships to graduate from Harvard debt-free. They are the authors of 14 books including "How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay," "Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays" and "The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges." They tour the country as speakers on college planning and live in Belmont, California.

Gen Tanabe has published or released items in the following series...
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A great college essay-specific resource!  Aug 26, 2008
If you want to know how to write a killer essay, this is the book you need. The tips on how to write an essay are indispensable, and they make it easy to see how you can do it, on your own, step by step. The essay examples are helpful because they give you an idea of what's worked for students who got into top colleges. I highly recommend this book--it's an easy read and you'll be much more confident about your essays and your college app as a whole!
There are better essay books  Jul 18, 2004
It's an all right book, but I have to be honest, when people hand you 50 essays with no feedback, it's pretty hard to tell what was so great about the essays. There were a couple in there that I thought weren't good at all, but there's no information why it was considered good. Also, they tell you some information about the writers of the essays and from the sound of it, most of these folks were going to get in no matter how crappy their essay was. They seem to have outstanding stats already, so that's a bit discouraging.

I think their "Get into any College" has better help on the essay than this book. Or you should get "On Writing the College Admissions essay" by Harry Bauld. He really gives you the honest truth about everything, and helps you get started.

From my experience with the college essay though... Reading these essays won't affect what yours will be like because you realize there really is no perfect recipe for the perfect essay. These make you inspired because these kids are so outstanding, but other than that, it's hard to try to fit your own life into other people's essay writing styles. These books are only good because they tell you what you SHOULDN't write about, so you should only buy the most: one book on it. Like all college essay books I've read the main message is: BE YOURSELF. like i said, try the other books i mentioned, but this isn't the best. it's a kind of book i'd let my friends borrow or i'd give to someone, but i wouldn't tell them to go buy it themselves.

Perfect companion when writing your admission essay  May 18, 2002
As the title says this book shows you how to write a successful admission essay. There are 50+ successful essays inside this book and they are helpfully organized by topic. All of the essays are well-written (no surprise!) and are really inspirational when you are writing your own essay. The other part of the book that is helpful are the interviews with admission officers. They help to put the essay into perspective and don't seem shy about telling us what they are looking for in our essays. I used this book when writing my college admission essays and I was accepted at all of my colleges!

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