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Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays [Paperback]

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Updated with new essays and interviews, this well-regarded resource provides college-bound students with the tools they need to prepare powerful and successful admission essays. Fifty real essays students have written to gain admission to top colleges cover such diverse topics as leadership, overcoming difficulties, athletics, public service, special talents, and academic and career goals. Also featured is an analysis of the strengths of each essay, the inspiration of the student who wrote it, and what made it a winner. A comprehensive writing workshop guides students through selecting a topic, developing a story, editing, and applying finishing touches. To help students avoid costly blunders, 12 unsuccessful essays, 25 easy mistakes to avoid and tips from admission officers are included.

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Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 28, 2005
Publisher   Supercollege, Llc
ISBN  1932662073  
ISBN13  9781932662078  

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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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