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Michele A. Hernandez

Acing the College Application

How to Maximize Your Chances for Admission to the College of Your Choice

€ 17.95

A newly revised handbook offers a step-by-step guide to the college application process with an updated analysis of the common application, a detailed study of the application essays, and a look at common myths and misconceptions about the on-campus interview. Original. 10,000 first printing.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Introduction xi
Who Needs to Read This Book? xi
Why You Need an Insider`s View xiv
The Activity List
3(52)
Initiative and Passion
5(3)
Is Format Important?
8(47)
The Common Application
8(4)
Extracurricular, Personal, and Volunteer Activities (Including Summer)
12(3)
Sample Activity Sheets
15(23)
Should You Lie or Exaggerate?
38(1)
The Benefit of Work Experience
39(7)
What About Strange and Unusual Hobbies?
46(4)
Summary
50(5)
The Warm-up Essays
55(10)
In-Depth Activity
55(10)
Summary
63(2)
The Warm-up Essay Redux
65(12)
Most Meaningful Intellectual Experience
65(12)
Summary
75(2)
The Main Essay
77(30)
Essay 1
83(5)
Essay 2
88(5)
Essay 3
93(4)
Essay 4
97(4)
Essay 5
101(6)
The Supplemental Essay
107(22)
Essay 1
109(3)
Essay 2
112(4)
Essay 3
116(4)
Essay 4
120(2)
Essay 5
122(4)
Learning Differences
125(1)
Essay 6
126(3)
Oddball Essays
129(8)
Essay Option 4
133(4)
The ``Why`` Paragraph
137(12)
A Step-by-step Look at the Data Section of the Application
149(18)
Page 1 of the Common Application
149(3)
Page 2 of the Common Application
152(3)
Page 3 of the Common Application
155(3)
Page 4 of the Common Application
158(9)
Other Required Information
161(1)
An Important Note Regarding Typing Versus Handwriting
162(2)
Summary
164(3)
Putting it all Together and Following up
167(6)
Teacher and Counselor Recommendations
173(8)
The Optional Peer Recommendation
181(4)
The Interview
185(24)
The On-Campus Interview
185(2)
Ten Common Myths and Misconception
187(4)
How to Prepare for the Interview
191(9)
The Alumni Interview
200(9)
Early Action Versus Early Decision--- the Trade-offs
209(16)
Extra Materials--- What to Send and What not to Send
225(8)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
225(8)
Sports
226(1)
Music
226(2)
Art/Photography
228(1)
Extra Letters of Recommendation
228(1)
Papers and Projects
229(1)
Newspapers, Magazines, et Cetera
230(1)
Summary
230(3)
Ethical Dilemmas and Explanatory Notes
233(6)
Other Notes
236(3)
What to do if You Are Deferred or Wait-listed
239(12)
Deferrals and Wait Lists
240(8)
Summary
248(3)
Weighing Your Options Once You`re Accepted
251(10)
Acknowledgments 261
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
262 pagina's
Januari 2007
204 gram
203 x 133 x 19 mm
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