50 Successful Stanford Application Essays

Get Into Stanford and Other Top Colleges

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Author: Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe

Publisher: SuperCollege

ISBN: 9781617600944

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Helping applicants navigate the intricate yet vitally important essay process at elite schools such as Stanford -- a university that enrolls students from all 50 states and 52 countries and has an admission rate less than seven percent -- this go-to guide helps prospective students see for themselves what it takes to be admitted to selective programs. Along with the 50 essay examples that give a detailed analysis of the strengths and even weaknesses of each essay, there are tips from college admission officers and successful applicants and a description of the 25 essay mistakes that guarantee failure. For highly judicious colleges, the essay is one of the most important factors in whether students are admitted or rejected, yet this resource, from a pair of award-winning authors and college application gurus, will help readers temper their fears and inspire their writing.

50 Successful Stanford Application Essays

Write Your Way Into the College of Your Choice

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Author: Gen S. Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe

Publisher: SuperCollege

ISBN: 9781617601330

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Every applicant's greatest challenge to getting into Stanford University, which draws from all 50 states, is figuring out how to write that winning admission essay. This book shows them how.

50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays

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Author: Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe

Publisher: SuperCollege

ISBN: 9781617601248

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 949

The powerful tools in this invaluable resource equip students with the skills to write successful entrance essays for top-notch universities. The strengths and weaknesses of 50 application compositions from Ivy League schools, as well as Caltech, Duke, MIT, Stanford, and University of Chicago, are analyzed in detail, highlighting techniques to emulate and mistakes to avoid. College admission officers from some of these schools provide informative strategies and inside information on their writing assessment criteria. A comprehensive writing workshop provides tips toward selecting topics, developing stories, editing drafts, and applying finishing touches. Acknowledging that the written portion of the process is one of the most important factors for admission into highly selective schools, this helpful guidebook offers sage advice and inspiration to keep applicants on the right track.

How They Got Into Harvard

50 Successful Applicants Share 8 Key Strategies for Getting Into the College of Your Choice

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Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312343752

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Describes the individual admissions process of fifty students accepted to the prestigious university, sharing strategies for identifying key talents, submitting the perfect application package, and improving networking skills.

50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

What Worked for Them Can Help You Get into the College of Your Choice

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Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250127564

Category: Study Aids

Page: 208

View: 4317

With talented applicants coming from the top high schools as well as the pressure to succeed from family and friends, it’s no wonder that writing college application essays is one of the most stressful tasks high schoolers face. Add in how hard it is to get started or brag about accomplishments or order stories for maximum effect, and it’s a wonder that any ever get written. To help, this completely new edition of 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays, edited by the staff of the Harvard Crimson, gives readers the most inspiring approaches, both conventional and creative, that won over admissions officers at Harvard University, the nation’s top ranked college. From chronicling personal achievements to detailing unique talents, the topics covered in these essays open applicants up to new techniques to put their best foot forward. It teaches students how to: - Get started - Stand out - Structure the best possible essay - Avoid common pitfalls Each essay in this collection is from a Harvard student who made the cut and is followed by analysis by the staff of The Harvard Crimson where strengths and weakness are detailed to show readers how they can approach their own stories and ultimately write their own high-caliber essay. 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays’ all-new essays and straightforward advice make it the first stop for applicants who are looking to craft essays that get them accepted to the school of their dreams.

50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

What Worked for Them Can Help You Get Into the College of Your Choice

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Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312206475

Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 8807

A compilation of fifty effective and diverse college application essays that offer students insights into what makes an essay compelling

Perfect Phrases for College Application Essays

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Author: Sheila Bender

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071546034

Category: Study Aids

Page: 248

View: 4276

Perfect Phrases to make an application essay stand out from the crowd Perfect Phrases for College Application Essays has the tools to communicate exactly what you want to say, with the style and panache that display your individual intelligence and creativity to the application board. This vital resource gives you all the phrases you need to get things done, exactly the way you want it done, right at your fingertips!

The Road to Yale

Application, Essays, and Resumes That Wowed Yale Admission Officers

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Author: Shixia Huang

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545066553

Category: College applications

Page: 150

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"Everyone you will read about was accepted to Yale. The authors contributed their common application essay, supplemental essay, why Yale and short questions and answers, along with activities, awards/honors, and high school courses. When you read each student's chapter, you are not reading an application package, you are reading a personal story. From each personal story, you could see how each student puts her/his pieces together to show who he/she is. We hope you will be able to draw inspiration from each story. More importantly, we hope it will help you put your pieces together and tell your personal story. This book is different from all the other books in the market. It not only contains each student's essays, but also contains each student's résumé and answers to all of the short questions"--Amazon.com.

The Best Book on Elite Admissions Uncovered

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Author: Erinn Andrews

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781466214736

Category: Education

Page: 54

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Elite Admissions Advice From A Former Stanford Admissions Officer Erinn Andrews (former Assistant Director of Stanford Admissions) has been on both sides of the application process. As a successful applicant to Stanford's undergraduate and graduate programs, she knows what it takes to write a compelling application, and during her time as an admissions officer, she helped establish Stanford's current admissions rubric. You've heard the myth that admissions officers pick randomly from a pile of perfect 2400s and 4.0 GPAs. You're terrified of leaving your future up to Lady Fortune, but thankfully, Erinn is here to show you that there is order to the admissions process--there are countless strategies you can start using today to win the officers' approval. Most other admissions guidebooks are vague or outdated, but Erinn has firsthand knowledge of the current standards at Ivy League colleges. Erinn will help you balance well-roundedness with focus in your extracurricular activities, avoid cliches to write moving essays, and decide how many AP courses to take for your best chance of admissions at top colleges! ***************************************** WHAT YOU'LL FIND IN THE BOOK ...A step-by-step guide to improving your admissions chances at Ivy League caliber universities like Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton, and University of Pennsylvania ...A line-by-line analysis of the Common App through an admissions officer's eyes: What are the 24 questions every admissions officer asks about your application? ...The real scoop on SAT scores, the gap year, extracurriculars, facebook profiles, admissions quotas, waitlists, and more! ***************************************** MEET THE AUTHOR Erinn Andrews is the former Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Stanford University. She read and evaluated thousands of applications from the US, as well as more than 70 countries around the world, and through that, she has developed a unique perspective on what it takes to get into the nation's elite colleges. She completed an M.A. in Education at Stanford University's School of Education in the Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies Program. She also earned a B.A. in History with Honors at Stanford. She now works with students to help them uncover their intellectual and personal interests and present the best version of themselves in the elite admissions process. ***************************************** CHAPTER OUTLINE CHAPTER 1: SETTING THE SCENE: Understanding What Admissions Officers Are Thinking About ...Context. Context. Context. ...Competitive Versus Compelling ...There Are No Quotas CHAPTER 2: DECONSTRUCTING THE COMMON APPLICATION: The Student Portion ...Orientation: The Common Application ...What You Can Control CHAPTER 3: DECONSTRUCTING THE COMMON APPLICATION: The Non-Student Portion ...What You Can't (Totally) Control CHAPTER 4: OTHER ELEMENTS OF THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS ...Interviews ...College Visits ...Financial Aid & Scholarships CHAPTER 5: THE APPLICATION CYCLE ...Early Versus Regular Decision ...Gap Year ...Re-Applying To The Same College ...My admissions guide contains these chapters & more! Visit eliteadmissionsplan.com for more admissions strategies and new updates!

College Essays That Made a Difference

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Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 0804125783

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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A key resource for college hopefuls shares key guidelines while providing real-world examples of essays written by applicants to Ivy League schools. Original.

50 Successful University of California Application Essays

Get Into the Top UC Colleges and Other Selective Schools

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Author: Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781617600951

Category: Education

Page: 192

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"A guide to help applicants to the University of California colleges with writing the admissions essay. Contains Q&As from former University of California admissions officers, advice from students and essay mistakes to avoid. Presents 50 successful University of California essays and detailed analyses of each essay"--

Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays

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Author: Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781617601385

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 199

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"A resource to help students write the college admissions essay with tips on selecting a topic and recycling essays and an essay-writing workshop. Includes 50 examples of successful essays, 25 essay-writing mistakes, and writing strategies from admission officers"--

Introduction to Information Retrieval

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Author: Christopher D. Manning,Prabhakar Raghavan,Hinrich Schütze

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139472100

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.

College Essay Essentials

A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Successful College Admissions Essay

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Author: Ethan Sawyer

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492635138

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

View: 4000

Writing an amazing college admission essay is easier than you think! So you're a high school senior given the task of writing a 650-word personal statement for your college application. Do you tell the story of your life, or a story from your life? Do you choose a single moment? If so, which one? The options seem endless. Lucky for you, they're not. College counselor Ethan Sawyer (aka The College Essay Guy) will show you that there are only four (really, four!) types of college admission essays. And all you have to do to figure out which type is best for you is answer two simple questions: 1. Have you experienced significant challenges in your life? 2. Do you know what you want to be or do in the future? With these questions providing the building blocks for your essay, Sawyer guides you through the rest of the process, from choosing a structure to revising your essay, and answers the big questions that have probably been keeping you up at night: How do I brag in a way that doesn't sound like bragging? and How do I make my essay, like, deep? Packed with tips, tricks, exercises, and sample essays from real students who got into their dream schools, College Essay Essentials is the only college essay guide to make this complicated process logical, simple, and (dare we say it?) a little bit fun.

Elite College Application Essays 2015

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Author: East Coast Education

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517510091

Category: College applications

Page: 148

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This book is the latest collection of successful college application essays primarily authored by the class of 2019. These selected essays helped their authors matriculate into some of the most elite universities including all eight Ivy League schools, Duke, MIT, U Chicago, NWU, Rice, UC Berkeley and Williams. From academic and athletic achievements, family and communities' influence to travel and life experiences, these essay topics are truly sincere, touching, unique and diverse. We hope that these essays will be inspirational as you are contemplating your essays to gain admission into your dream school.

50+ Successful Wharton Business School Essays

Successful Application Essays - Gain Entry to the World's Top Business Schools

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Author: Bredesen Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615606583

Category: Education

Page: 142

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"This book was created by Wharton Business School students."--Acknowl.

50 Successful Stanford Application Essays

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Author: Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe

Publisher: Supercollege Llc

ISBN: 9781617600302

Category: Study Aids

Page: 188

View: 701

"A guide to help applicants to Stanford and other selective colleges with writing the admissions essay. Contains Q&As from former Stanford admissions officers, advice from students and essay mistakes to avoid. Presents 50 successful Stanford essays and detailed analyses of each essay"--

The Quest for Artificial Intelligence

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Author: Nils J. Nilsson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139642820

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field within computer science that is attempting to build enhanced intelligence into computer systems. This book traces the history of the subject, from the early dreams of eighteenth-century (and earlier) pioneers to the more successful work of today's AI engineers. AI is becoming more and more a part of everyone's life. The technology is already embedded in face-recognizing cameras, speech-recognition software, Internet search engines, and health-care robots, among other applications. The book's many diagrams and easy-to-understand descriptions of AI programs will help the casual reader gain an understanding of how these and other AI systems actually work. Its thorough (but unobtrusive) end-of-chapter notes containing citations to important source materials will be of great use to AI scholars and researchers. This book promises to be the definitive history of a field that has captivated the imaginations of scientists, philosophers, and writers for centuries.

The Price of Admission

How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges--and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates

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Author: Daniel Golden

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307497372

Category: Education

Page: 352

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In this explosive book, the Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Daniel Golden exposes the corrupt admissions practices that favor the wealthy, the powerful, and the famous. Every spring thousands of middle-class and lower-income high-school seniors learn that they have been rejected by America’s most exclusive colleges. What they may never learn is how many candidates like themselves have been passed over in favor of wealthy white students with lesser credentials—children of alumni, big donors, or celebrities. America, the so-called land of opportunity, is rapidly becoming an aristocracy in which America’s richest families receive special access to elite higher education—enabling them to give their children even more of a head start. Based on two years of investigative reporting and hundreds of interviews with students, parents, school administrators, and admissions personnel—some of whom risked their jobs to speak to the author—in The Price of Admission, Golden names names, along with grades and test scores. He reveals how the sons of former vice president Al Gore, one-time Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist leapt ahead of more deserving applicants at Harvard, Brown, and Princeton. He explores favoritism at the Ivy Leagues, Duke, the University of Virginia, and Notre Dame, among other institutions. He reveals that colleges hold Asian American students to a higher standard than whites; comply with Title IX by giving scholarships to rich women in “patrician sports” like horseback riding, squash, and crew; and repay congressmen for favors by admitting their children. He also reveals that Harvard maintains a “Z-list” for well-connected but underqualified students, who are quietly admitted on the condition that they wait a year to enroll. The Price of Admission explodes the myth of an American meritocracy—the belief that no matter what your background, if you are smart and diligent enough, you will have access to the nation’s most elite universities. It is must reading not only for parents and students with a personal stake in college admissions, but also for those disturbed by the growing divide between ordinary and privileged Americans.

The Battle for Room 314

My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City High School

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Author: Ed Boland

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 145556060X

Category: Education

Page: 256

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THE BATTLE FOR ROOM 314 In a fit of idealism, Ed Boland left a twenty-year career as a non-profit executive to teach in a tough New York City public high school. But his hopes quickly collided headlong with the appalling reality of his students' lives and a hobbled education system unable to help them: Freddy runs a drug ring for his incarcerated brother; Nee-cole is homeschooled on the subway by her brilliant homeless mother; and Byron's Ivy League dream is dashed because he is undocumented. In the end, Boland isn't hoisted on his students' shoulders and no one passes AP anything. This is no urban fairy tale of at-risk kids saved by a Hollywood hero, but a searing indictment of schools that claim to be progressive but still fail their students. Told with compassion, humor, and a keen eye, Boland's story is sure to ignite debate about the future of American education and attempts to reform it.