Item description for How to Survive Getting Into College: By Hundreds of Students Who Did (Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides) by Rachel Korn Hundreds Of Heads...
Getting into college is a national obsession among high school students and their parents, and it's only getting worse. Each year, there are more applications and tougher admissions standards at competitive schools. In a tight job market, the stakes are higher than ever. Businesses, books, and programs exist to help students win acceptance to top schools, but why not go to the real source --- recent high school graduates who survived the college admissions process. In How to Survive Getting Into College, hundreds of students share their hard-won wisdom, thoughts, strategies, struggles, and even failures. Filled with tips, tricks, humor, and horror stories, as well as practical advice on applications, interviews, and financial aid, the book is a lifeline for high school juniors and seniors.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Aug 13, 2006
Publisher Hundreds of Heads Books
ISBN 1933512059 ISBN13 9781933512051
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Reviews - What do customers think about How to Survive Getting Into College: By Hundreds of Students Who Did (Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides)?
Disappointed Aug 19, 2008
When I chose this book among the hudreds available, I expected some well explained advice. Instead what I got is a book filled with one paragraph comments. It might have a couple of good ideas but not what I expected it to be.
College Bound Aug 21, 2007
Seeing that I am a single parent whose son just graduated from college, I could have used this book four years ago. As I look back at that time, I was stressed out because I had little guidance with my decision making in getting my son in a university. I recommend this book because it gives useful advice to parents in all aspects of the process of college entrance. This is a must read book!
Pefect for Teenagers Nov 25, 2006
This book is a compilation of great advice, interesting stories and inspiration. The book has great advantages over "traditional" college guides. First, it does not require a teen to read it cover to cover. Who would read a book about applying to college that way? Instead, How to Survive Getting into College, compiles real stories and advice from hundreds of recent college applicants and their parents. A reluctant teen can pick up the book and flip to any page and gain ready advice. Second, the advice is practical and real-world tested. It is not the product of some professor sitting in their office removed from the parent, teen, application trenches. Finally, the book's special editor provides guidance from her background as a college admissions officer. She provides good oversight without being overly dramatic. I would highly recommend this book for teens and their parents.
This one's for the kids Oct 20, 2006
I was skeptical about getting yet another college reference, but the kids will relate to this one even if you've heard most of it before. As for parents, I recommend "Getting in Without Freaking Out". My wife gave me the latter -- a uniquely humorous and therapeutic guide, as she felt that I was becoming more stressed out over the college application process than my my son was. She was right, as usual. Both these books are worth more than thickly bound lists of college descriptions, which seem to be outdated compared to information that is already online, and free.
Saw it on the Today Show Aug 24, 2006
I just happened to catch a segment on the Today Show with the editor of this book. I decided to buy it for my son. What a great choice. I gave it to him...and he actually read it. The best part about it was that he was getting good advice from other people (not his father) which reinforced much of what his parents had been telling him, but he refused to hear. I wasn't sure he would read a book on college admissions, but the fact that the book is all short snippets made it a perfect antidote to a teen's attention span...or lack thereof. I heartily recommend How to Survive Getting into College to students and parents.