50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312206475
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A compilation of fifty effective and diverse college application essays that offer students insights into what makes an essay compelling

50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250127564
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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 Fourth Edition

Author: Harvard Crimson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250048052
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Guides prospective college students through the process of writing a successful application essay and tells how to get started, use good structure, and avoid common pitfalls.

Real World Writing For Secondary Students

Author: Jessica Singer Early
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772356
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One of the most important ways to scaffold a successful transition from high school to college is to teach real-world, gate-opening writing genres, such as college admission essays. This book describes a writing workshop for ethnically and linguistically diverse high school students, where students receive instruction on specific genre features of the college admission essay. The authors present both the theoretical grounding and the concrete strategies teachers crave, including an outline of specific workshop lessons, teaching calendars, and curricular suggestions. This text encourages secondary teachers to think of writing as a vital tool for all students to succeed academically and professionally. Appropriate for courses and teacher professional development, this accessible book: Reconceptualizes the ways in which writing can best serve marginalized students.Examines research-based curricular and teaching approaches for the secondary school classroom.Provides a writing workshop framework for creating a college admissions essay complete with lesson-planning materials, activities, handouts, bibliographic resources, and more.Includes student perspectives and work samples, offering insight into the lives and struggles of diverse adolescents. “In this important book, Jessica Early and Meredith DeCosta describe a readily replicable set of activities that provides motivated, meaningful opportunities for writing development and helps potential first-generation higher education students gain university admission.” —From the Foreword by Charles Bazerman, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California Santa Barbara “This is a book about opening doors, about demystifying writing tasks that can keep many students on the outside. The authors take on a major writing challenge—the college application essay—and through careful instruction help students use their real life stories to master it. It is teaching at its best, and democracy at its best.” —Thomas Newkirk, University of New Hampshire “This groundbreaking book has the best qualities of an exemplary research study while also providing us with a handbook of practical wisdom and engaging lessons for teaching writing to a diverse population of secondary students. It is certain to inspire and instruct all English teachers and composition researchers who care about helping traditionally marginalized and underprepared students discover and demonstrate that they are qualified to enter college.” —Sheridan Blau, Teachers College, Columbia University

55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays

Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466844310
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Separate yourself from the pack Competition has never been more intense for admittance into the nation's top law schools. The application essay represents your only chance to plea your case to admissions officers. Why select you over so many other qualified applicants? Your essay needs to do more than simply list your background and accomplishments. It must reveal the depth of your passion for law, the discipline you bring to this demanding profession, and the strength of character you possess for the ethical and moral challenges that lie ahead. Learn by example Harvard Law School is one of the premier law schools in America. Every year, thousands of elite applicants try for a few hundred slots. Of the dedicated few accepted, fifty-five have shared the application essays that helped them make the cut. * Learn what works. * Structure your essay for maximum impact. * Avoid common pitalls. Each essay is analyzed by the staff of the Harvard Crimson, Harvard's daily newspaper, and accompanied by no-nonsense advice on crafting your own. 55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays will give you all the help you need to write the essay that will get you in.

55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays

Author: Harvard Crimson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312366117
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Presents a compilation of fifty-five essays by successful applicants to Harvard Law School, accompanied by insightful analyses of each essay to reveal why it worked, advice on how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes, and helpful strategies on how to write an effective essay of one's own. Original. 20,000 first printing.

How They Got Into Harvard

Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466871113
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Proven Admissions Strategies from Successful Students In How They Got into Harvard, fifty successful applicants to Harvard University share their tips and tactics for succeeding in the college admissions process. The students profiled in this book were not all class valedictorians, star athletes, or Harvard "legacies." In fact, many were simply strong all-around applicants who beat the odds and got into one of the country's most selective institutions. Through each concise account of a single student's résumé and admissions story, you'll learn lessons and strategies that you can use on your own applications. In all, eight key admissions strategies are addressed, including: -How to identify and present a key talent -How to make your well-roundedness an asset, not a weakness -How to forge connections and use them to your advantage Each student profile also includes all their vital information, including: -Test scores and GPA -Extracurricular activities and awards -Family background and hometown

Essays That Worked For College Applications

Author: Boykin Curry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307775763
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Essays that Worked for College Applications offers advice on writing a successful college admissions essay and presents fifty examples. The competition to get into college has become as intense as the stress caused by the dreaded application procedure—and the most feared part of that process is no doubt the personal essay. Just how in the world can one sum up an entire life, a winning personality, a commitment to higher learning—in one essay? As you will discover in Essays That Worked For College Applications, there is no such thing as a “right” or “wrong” essay. One student writes about Oreo cookies. Another writes about her thumb-sucking. And a third about the death of her father. From the thousands submitted each year, the essays in this book were named the best by admissions officers at the nation’s top colleges. Some of the pieces are serious, some are offbeat, but every essay gives a special insight into the student’s personality—an insight that grades and test scores cannot reveal. Praise for Essays that Worked for College Applications “For inspiration on what makes a memorable essay, read Essays That Worked.”—Money magazine “The best sort of teaching tool.”—Library Journal

Grad S Guide To Graduate Admissions Essays

Author: Colleen Reding
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618213954
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Grads' Guide to Graduate Admissions Essays provides more than 50 successful admission essays straight from the source--recent college graduates making the transition to earning advanced degrees at highly selective graduate programs. Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and Northwestern are just a few of the universities to which these students were admitted. Each of the essays contains designated segments highlighting the particular characteristics that make them outstanding admissions essays. Additionally, the essays are interspersed with segments labeled "Writer's Words of Wisdom," which contain statements from the author of the particular essay with advice on the admissions process. By offering guidance from successful graduate school applicants, readers can glean advice from a variety of perspectives, while still obtaining the critical information as it relates to well-written essays for programs within a variety of fields including law, business, medicine, education, and humanities.