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The “Dare to Be Yourself” Guide for Getting into the Best Colleges for You

Published: April 2012
SKU: 9781402263316

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When It Comes to College Admissions, Dare to Be Yourself

Applying to college isn't just about your GPA, test scores, or how many activities you've done. It's about finding colleges that fit you as a student and a person. And the secret is: that's what the colleges want as well.

adMISSIONPOSSIBLE is not your ordinary admission guide-this book is designed to help you be just a little bit different, just a little bit better, than everyone else by focusing on who you are and what you love.

adMISSION POSSIBLE takes the stress out of the admission process by providing you with the most useful hands-on advice on everything you need to know and do to make the application process go smoothly-a step-by-step action plan, filled with worksheets, charts, resume and essay samples, questions, directions, and timelines. Along the way you'll discover how to make yourself shine with:

• Extracurricular activities that show your passions, know-how, leadership, and/or resourcefulness
• Admissions essays based on insights and unique, down-to-earth personal stories
High school counselor and teacher recommendations that are "over the top"
• An Activities Résumé that helps colleges and recommenders really know you

"Wonderfully comprehensive...extraordinarily accurate in a field with a million small details that can change abruptly."—Jon Reider, Former Senior Associate Director of Admission, Stanford University (1985-2000), Director of College Counseling, San Francisco University High School

"Majorie makes college admissions a process of discovery for the student and leaves them happy about where they are going instead of unhappy about where they are not going." —Samuel L. Popkin, PhD, Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, Susan L. Shirk, PhD, Director of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Size: 8 in x 10 in
  • Pages: 272
  • Case Count: 12
"Shaevitz's suggestions and advice could prove invaluable for students and parents involved in the college-admissions process. " — School Library Journal
"Having this book is like having your own private college admissions counselor to walk you through every little step." — The Chicago-Tribune
"The great thing about this resource is that it takes a process that is daunting for all involved and breaks it down, organizing it into manageable chunks... This reference guide will make an excellent purchase for individual students, parents of high school students, school counseling offices, and public and high school libraries. It is highly recommended." — VOYA
"Chock-full of user-friendly and student-centered advice on extracurricular activities, admission essays, letters of recommendation, test taking, and everything else students and parents need to know about the admissions process, this is the guide a motivated high school freshman will want to own. " — School Library Journal
"Right on target... Unlike other books, this title doesn't just describe college admissions, it shows students exactly what to say and do during every step of the process." — Library Media Connection
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