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50 successful Stanford application essays : get into Stanford and other top colleges /
Gen Tanabe, Kelly Tanabe.
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Belmont, CA : Supercollege, Llc, 2013.
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197 p.
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9781617600302 (pbk.)
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Belmont, CA : Supercollege, Llc, 2013.
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9781617600302 (pbk.)
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"A guide to help applicants to Stanford and other selective colleges with writing the admissions essay. Contains Q&As from former Stanford admissions officers, advice from students and essay mistakes to avoid. Presents 50 successful Stanford essays and detailed analyses of each essay"--
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8897621
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Harvard graduates Gen and Kelly Tanabe are the award-winning authors of fourteen books including Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays, 50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays and The Ultimate Scholarship Book. They were accepted to every college that they applied to, including all of the Ivy League colleges and Stanford.
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"If you're struggling with your essays, the Tanabes offer some encouragement." C ollege Bound Magazine on authors' previous books
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Helping applicants navigate the intricate yet vitally important essay process at elite schools such as Stanford - a university that enrols students from all 50 states and 52 countries and has an admission rate less than seven percent - this go-to guide helps prospective students see for themselves what it takes to be admitted to selective programs.
Main Description
For every student accepted at Stanford, 14 others will be rejected. How do you make sure you are the one to be accepted? While many applicants have similar grades, test scores and class schedules, the essay is your best chance to stand out and show Stanford why you deserve to be accepted. The essay is also something you can dramatically improve on with some knowledge and guidance. This book will help you to craft that winning essay. You will learn: How to select the best topics to reveal the genuine you, What Stanford admissions officers want to see in your essay, The 25 mistakes that you must avoid, Insider tips from Stanford students on how to write a successful essay, PLUS, you will read more than 50 essays written by successful Stanford applicants. Each essay includes a complete analysis so you will learn what worked and why. Book jacket.
Main Description
Helping applicants navigate the intricate yet vitally important essay process at elite schools such as Stanforda university that enrolls students from all 50 states and 52 countries and has an admission rate less than seven percentthis go-to guide helps prospective students see for themselves what it takes to be admitted to selective programs. Along with the 50 essay examples that give a detailed analysis of the strengths and even weaknesses of each essay, there are tips from college admission officers and successful applicants and a description of the 25 essay mistakes that guarantee failure. For highly judicious colleges, the essay is one of the most important factors in whether students are admitted or rejected, yet this resource, from a pair of award-winning authors and college application gurus, will help readers temper their fears and inspire their writing.
Main Description
Helping applicants navigate the intricate yet vitally important essay process at elite schools such as Stanford -- a university that enrols students from all 50 states and 52 countries and has an admission rate less than seven percent -- this go-to guide helps prospective students see for themselves what it takes to be admitted to selective programs. Along with the 50 essay examples that give a detailed analysis of the strengths and even weaknesses of each essay, there are tips from college admission officers and successful applicants and a description of the 25 essay mistakes that guarantee failure. For highly judicious colleges, the essay is one of the most important factors in whether students are admitted or rejected, yet this resource, from a pair of award-winning authors and college application gurus, will help readers temper their fears and inspire their writing.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
25 Essay Mistakes that Guarantee Failurep. 1
Stanford Admissions Officer Q&Ap. 13
Academic Passionp. 25
"Linda"p. 25
"Music, Math and More"p. 28
"The Value of an Open Mind"p. 30
"Learning by Living"p. 32
"Intellectual Interest"p. 34
"Opening Up"p. 36
"A Letter to My Future Roommate"p. 38
Books/Literaturep. 41
"Pride and Prejudice"p. 41
"Truths Learnt from a Lie"p. 43
"Blur" by Anonymousp. 45
Careerp. 49
"A Patient Discovery"p. 49
Challengesp. 53
"No, This is Who I Am"p. 53
"A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: My Piano"p. 55
"My Turning 'Pointe'"p. 59
Community Servicep. 63
"How I Got Started in Humanitarianism"p. 63
"Dominican Republic"p. 65
"Most Meaningful Extracurricular Activity"p. 68
"To Be Human"p. 70
Familyp. 73
"Standing on the Shoulders of Giants"p. 73
"Family Photo"p. 76
"What Does Your Dad Do?"p. 79
"The Source of My Being"p. 82
"The Fundamental Tracks of Life"p. 84
"Who Are You, He Said, Who Are You"p. 86
Heritage and Identityp. 89
"China"p. 89
"My Lumpy Head" by Anonymousp. 92
Humorp. 95
"Roomie Poetry"p. 95
"Pardon My Puns"p. 97
An Influential Personp. 101
"Granny"p. 101
"The Singing Grandmother"p. 103
Issuesp. 107
"Solving the Omnivore's Dilemma"p. 107
"Our Most Inexhaustible Source of Magic"p. 109
"What Matters Most"p. 111
"Prejudice Matters"p. 113
Leadershipp. 117
"The Prius of My Class"p. 117
"Ninth Grade Robotics"p. 120
"Treaty of Versailles"p. 122
Personal Growthp. 125
"Silence"p. 125
"The Artist of My Everyday"p. 128
"Refuting Samson"p. 130
"A Friend in the Making"p. 133
"Learning to Read"p. 135
"Silent But Deadly"p. 138
"Narwhals and Identity"p. 141
Talentp. 145
"My Bakery"p. 145
"Note to My Roommate"p. 147
"My Dim Sum Summer"p. 149
"Where I Find Myself"p. 151
"It's All a Matter of Team"p. 154
"The Other Side"p. 156
Travelp. 159
"Learning Where I am From"p. 159
Stanford Profile Questionsp. 163
Advice on Topics from Stanford Studentsp. 167
Advice on Writing from Stanford Studentsp. 175
What I Learned from Writing the Essayp. 183
About the Authorsp. 197
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