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College is Yours in 600 Words or Less: The Roeper School College Handbook Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-1432705749 ISBN-10: 1432705741

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 78 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 25, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432705741
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432705749
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,979,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

I wrote College is Yours in 600 Words or Less for three reasons: 1. Every student deserves good, affordable college counseling. My private clients ask the same basic questions about grades, SATs, and college applications. This information is important, but it was hard to feel good about charging a premium price for essential information. I wrote College is Yours to make that information available to everyone--and for readers who need more, there's an e-mail address where they can ask questions about their individual interests for free.

2. The time to fear applying to college is over. Most coverage of applying to college is about THE right college, and its residual effect has left students and families terrified. College is Yours was written to remind students and families the college selection process is about finding a college that's right for them, rather than trying to become someone who is worthy of getting into the "right" college as defined by someone else.

Reason 3 and much more is yours by clicking on "See All Editorial Reviews"--including sample chapters!

From the Back Cover

From test prep to community service to college essays, the trip to choosing a college can be a rough one. College mail, college rankings and college prep classes can make your world a pretty noisy place. And then there's Uncle Bob, who wants to know if you've picked a career yet--and you're still in high school.

You deserve a better plan.

College is Yours in 600 Words or Less doesn't start out there in the noise--it starts inside of you, with your thoughts, your skills and your way of looking at the world. You get 31 chapters of solid advice--the ground rules that inform you challenge you, and help you see what's possible--with every chapter coming in at 600 words or less. If you need some help along the way, there's a counselor waiting as you cruise the book; the online advice is solid, focused on you, and free.

If you think there's a smoother road to your future, hop in for a ride with an award-winning college guide who works at a school where students and teachers work together to make tomorrows that make awesome look puny.

College is yours!

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The book is concise and exceptionally easy to use.
Jean MacLeod
Though originally written for students at one school, students (and parents) everywhere will find valuable information to guide them through their college search.
Gramps
The reader will enjoy his relaxed, humorous approach to this often stressful process.
Mary Ann Newbill

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sun lovin' Momma on August 9, 2011
Format: Paperback
When our oldest son was a high school junior, I met Patrick O'Connor at a college fair sponsored by the local public school. We chatted with him a bit, and he seemed to understand the college app process in very real and simple terms. He piqued my interest enough to buy his book, and it proved to be a great resource over the next four years.

Patrick walks the reader through the college application process in a very orderly, concise, and informative way. In that respect, I found his book to be very good for helping to understand the process. Most parents I know seem overwhelmed and fearful of the process, but Patrick made it very manageable.

But the real treasure in Patrick's book is that he gives both parents and students such reasonable advice on college, high school and life! Patrick has the big picture focus and so he helps you keep perspective. He allays the fears over whether debate club is better than robotics competitions or whether it's okay to change activities in eleventh grade if the student is really hating debate. He helps you understand admissions counselors as real people making reasonalbe decisions and not as nameless, faceless gods who will decide your student's future. He draws you into the reasonableness of the process and of life in general.

I found myself referring to this book many times as my children progressed through their high school careers. Having the book was like having the wisdom and advice of another parent who knew all about what you were going through and could help you sort it out to make the best decisison. Patrick truly seems to have your child's best interest at heart.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jean MacLeod on December 11, 2007
Format: Paperback
My daughter and I both read this book and actually used a bunch of Patrick O'Connor's college admission tips. We really appreciated his experience, and I believe a couple of his creative ideas gave my daughter some extra admissions leverage (she was accepted by the Big 10 college of her choice within 7 days of sending her online application). Specifically, as a high school senior, my daughter used O'Connor's very helpful advice on:

--Application deadlines
--Essays
--Letters of recommendation
--Community Service
--Extracurricular Activities

We were aware of the college admission basics, but "College is Yours" gave my daughter some different angles and approaches to utilize on her essays and applications. The book is concise and exceptionally easy to use. The author is also available via email if you find yourself with a question not covered in his text--this is a man that knows his admissions process, and has the contacts for your further assistance, if needed!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Alicia Acey on August 30, 2007
Format: Paperback
As a Psychologist specializing in work with adolescents I have to say that this is the best college counseling book that I have ever read. Although the cover carries the imprint of a specific school, the content is applicable to any college seeking student. Dr. O'Connor delivers great wisdom and insight in a way that is light, honest, funny, and not at all condescending. He truly gets to the essence of what choosing a college is REALLY about. I have recommended this book to many of the students and parents that I work with and everyone loves it. The chapter on how to talk to parents about college seems to be a big hit. It is my hope that college counselors everywhere will read this book and apply these principles when guiding students. A lot of stress, confusion, and regrettable choices could potentially be avoided.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Khan Tahir on August 18, 2007
Format: Paperback
My daughter, a senior in high school felt the need to share her thoughts about this book:
"After reading this outstanding book, not only did I know more about the college application process, but also more about what I needed to do! Well-written, and informative, this book really tells you all you need to know and more to put you ahead. Easy to relate to and navigate, I genuinely feel that this is one of the most useful books you can purchase, and is definitely worth every penny! It is a must buy!"
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