- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: SuperCollege; 2 edition (July 12, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1617600954
- ISBN-13: 978-1617600951
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #840,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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50 Successful University of California Application Essays: Get into the Top UC Colleges and Other Selective Schools 2nd Edition
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As admission officers look for more subtle ways to make fine distinctions among so many qualified applicants, the personal statement, or college essay assumes growing importance. This book can help students gain the necessary edge that will make their applications stand out. Gen and Kelly Tanabe are nationally recognized experts in every facet of the college application process. They have written several books on the topic and blend humor, organization and specific real life examples with a highly readable style to assure your success.”
David Miller, Director of College Counseling, Stevenson School
I would like to extend my greatest appreciation to your Accepted” publication. I recently applied to Cornell University. I read your book from cover to back, wrote an essay about Snorkeling in Okinawa” (which most people criticized), and got ACCEPTED to Cornell. Thank you very much for your help, and I’ll be sure to refer this book to anyone applying to college.”
If you’re struggling with your essays, the Tanabes offer some encouragement.”
College Bound Magazine
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At the most selective University of California schools you only have a one in five chance of being admitted. While grades and test scores are important, you can’t really change them once you are a senior. The one thing you can improve on is your essay. The essay is your best opportunity to present who you are beyond your grades and scores. It is where you set yourself apart from the other four applicants. This guide will help you craft that successful UC essay. You will learn:
How to select the best topic to showcase your strengths and passions
What UC admissions officers want to see in your essay
The 25 mistakes that guarantee failure
Top tips from UC students on how to write a winning essay
PLUS, you will read more than 50 essays written by students who got into the top UC schools. Each includes a complete analysis so you will learn exactly what worked and why.
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