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eBook Get into Any College: Secrets of Harvard Students ePub

by Kelly Tanabe,Gen Tanabe

  • ISBN: 1932662146
  • Category: College and High School
  • Subcategory: Preparation
  • Author: Kelly Tanabe,Gen Tanabe
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Supercollege, Llc; 5 edition (September 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1764 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1928 kb
  • Other: mbr azw lit rtf
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 640

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Get into Any College: Secrets of Harvard Students

Get into Any College: Secrets of Harvard Students. by Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe. Based on the real-life experiences of students who were admitted to the United States' most prestigious universities, this guide provides proven strategies to get into and pay for any college.

Based on the experiences of students, who were selected to America's most prestigious universities, Get Into Any College: Secrets Of Harvard Students covers the entire admissions and financial aid process, step-by-step.

With examples of applications, interviews, and 23 college admission essays, Get Into Any College: Secrets Of Harvard Students reveals proven strategies to get into and pay for any college. Based on the experiences of students, who were selected to America's most prestigious universities, Get Into Any College: Secrets Of Harvard Students covers the entire admissions and financial aid process, step-by-step.

Get Into Any College presents an easy to follow, step-by-step strategy to marketing yourself to any college

Get Into Any College presents an easy to follow, step-by-step strategy to marketing yourself to any college. Written by admission experts Gen and Kelly Tanabe and combining the experience and insights from graduates of America’s top colleges, this book will help you: Write an irresistible admission essay by describing your life in less words than are on the back of a cereal box. Plus, be inspired by 25 real essays that worked and a few that didn’t.

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Get into Any College.

Stories of students' successes and failures reveal how the college-admissions and financial-aid processes really work, while giving a personal face to what is often seen as an impersonal experience. A section for special groups includes admission considerations for athletes, transfer and international students, students with disabilities, and home-schooled students.

Includes 23 actual college essays"-Cover. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Tanabe, Gen S; Tanabe, Kelly Y. Publication date. Harvard University, College choice, Universities and colleges, Universities and colleges. Includes 23 actual college essays"-Cover.

Based on the real-life experiences of students who were admitted to America's most prestigious universities, this guide provides proven strategies to get into and pay for any college.Detailing what 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders can do to prepare, this updated edition addresses recent changes in admissions policies, the new SAT I exam, and the increasingly popular early-admissions option. Examples of applications, interviews, and 23 actual college-admission essays complement information onhow parents can help without hurting, what it takes to ace the new SAT and ACT, and where students can find free cash for tuition. Stories of students' successes and failures reveal how the college admissions and financial aid processes really work, while giving a personal face to what is often seen as an impersonal experience. A section for special groups includes admission considerations for athletes, transfer and international students, students with disabilities, and home-schooled students.

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Perius Perius
My name is Robert Forsgard and I am a recently retired admissions offer from a private university on the east coast. I have read nearly all of the books on college admissions and have found most to be helpful (a few harmful) but none more useful than this book.
Let me first say that I was interviewed by the authors of this book during their initial research. However, I am not otherwise affiliated with the book, its authors, or the publishing company and I have never received any payment from them.
One of the most frustrating aspects of my job was the fact that we received so many poor applications from otherwise good students. You could tell from the transcripts and grades and recommendations that these were bright young men and women. But, when it came to completing the application they utterly failed.
As an educator I am a firm believer that the more you know the better you'll do. Just like studying for a test, putting some effort toward learning how to present yourself in a college application can make the difference between acceptance and rejection.
There are few books like this one that show you how to create a strong application. By showing what a well written application and essay look like this book is an effective tool for helping students navigate the admissions process. This book shows you what a model application looks like, which common mistakes to avoid, and how to fit your best qualities into the format of the application.
Frankly, a large number of the applicants we reject are fine students who would do well in our school. However, because they could not compose an application that showcased their strengths we had no choice but to reject them. If every student who applied to our college had read a book like this my job would have been a thousand times more difficult.
Robert Forsgard
Vonalij Vonalij
Basic advice is good for a beginner; sort of an orientation. Some dos and don'ts for essays make sense as well. However, many essays that are presented as an example are not really college admission essays but those written by professionals (I can tell, I have worked with college admissions). The last essay "story from real life" has a typo in it: `thing' instead of `think'. In the chapter how to ace the SAT and ACT, "Myth # 2 You have to score in the top 90 percent to get into a selective college" Probably the authors mean you have to score in the top 10%(?) There are few other places where I found minor errors; either in accuracy, presentation of up to date information, or spellings/typos.

Gen and Kelly Tanabe have authored several books and most are a helpful resource for high school students. However, both authors went to Harvard clearly when it was not as competitive as today (less than 5% applicants were admitted in the regular cycle of 2012) and I also suspect that the sample essays that they have used are outdated as well. Another problem is that the sole focus of this book is on old Harvard admissions; the authors suggest not using humor in essays; however, many colleges now actively look for "humor" and unfortunately it is a technique that students need to acquire if they want to apply to certain selective/specialty colleges. Here is an example: Caltech students have long been known for their quirky sense of humor and creative pranks and for finding unusual ways to have fun. What is something that you find fun or humorous?
Clever Clever
Its not surprising that colleges often have more applications from qualified students than they can accommodate. As time has gone on, they have had to find ways to differentiate between applicants. The application ESSAY is the new tool!

GET INTO ANY COLLEGE does a wonderful job of unraveling the mystery of the application essay. It provides the valuable examples of both good and bad. It helps you look at those essay questions in ways that may be just the difference between acceptance and rejection.
Siralune Siralune
This is one of the best books written for teens themselves. I highly recommend this book to any high school student who wants to get into a good college.
JoldGold JoldGold
As described.
Kinashand Kinashand
This is an unusual and excellent book on the subject. It was written by two very young adults who recently went through this grueling college admission process and succeeded beyond anyone wildest dreams. Indeed, the two coauthors were accepted to every school they applied including Harvard and all the other Ivy League schools. They also won over $100,000 in merit based scholarships. So, these guys are unquestionably the champs of the college admission game. They are the Michael Jordan of the college admission set.
They show you how they did it. Essentially, it is by leaving much less to chance than any of the other applicants. They show a level of readiness, preparedness, thoroughness, and maturity that is uncanny. Their attitude and methodology will make you not only successful in your college admission process, but in business, and life.
One of the keys is to realize that success is dependent on both quantitative factors (GPAs, test scores) and qualitative factors (extracurricular achievements, essays, and evaluations). In most aspect in life this is also true; you need a good mix of IQ and EQ to succeed. The authors actually make a case that the essay may be the most important part of the application. They state that in terms of getting into the top schools, a great essay can make up for a mediocre GPA (anything is relative, I think we are talking about a 3.4 GPA). But, an excellent GPA (4.0) can not make up for a poor essay. Evaluations are also critical. Again, the authors leave very little to chance, and show you a neat way to make your recommenders write you first class evaluations (give them a banzai resume, show them an article on writing recommendation, etc...).
This is the first book I read on this subject. And, `Get Into College' has set the bar extremely high for all other books on this subject.