College Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition

College Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition

by The Princeton Review

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No one knows colleges better than The Princeton Review!

Not sure how to tackle the scariest part of your college application—the personal essays? Get a little inspiration from real-life examples of successful essays that scored! In College Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition, you’ll find:

• More than 100 real essays written by 90 unique college hopefuls applying to Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and other top schools—along with their stats and where they ultimately got in
• Tips and advice on avoiding common grammatical mistakes
• Q&A with admissions pros from 20 top colleges, including Connecticut College, Cooper Union, The University of Chicago, and many more

This 6th edition includes application essays written by students who enrolled at the following colleges:
Amherst College
Barnard College
Brown University
Bucknell University
California Institute of Technology
Claremont McKenna College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Georgetown University
Harvard College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Northwestern University
Pomona College
Princeton University
Smith College
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Yale University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804125796
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 02/03/2015
Series: College Admissions Guides
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. The Princeton Review has helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

The Parts of This Book x

Editor's Note xii

Part 1 Essay Fundamentals 1

What Colleges Are Looking For 2

Topics and Strategies to Make Your Essay Sing 3

Grammar and Form 5

Keep in Mind 8

So How Much Does the Essay Count, Anyway? 8

Part 2 Q&A with Admissions Officers 11

Subject Matter and Writing 13

Inside the Admissions Office 36

The Essay's Influence 48

General Application Questions 56

Part 3 The Applicants 67

Part 4 Where They Got In 307

Appendix: They're, Their, and There; Grammar and Writing Tips 333

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