Essays

Best College Essays 2018

Author: Gabrielle Glancy

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

Category: Essays

Page: 104

View: 446

This book showcases the best college admissions essays of the year -- essays that got students into all the top schools in the country. Reading sample essays is a great way to learn how to write one. This book provides excellent examples, along with descriptions by the students themselves, of the process they went through in writing their essays. The essays in this anthology give us a glimpse into the dreams, lives and stories of young adults at the moment they are reaching towards, and about to step into, the world. Edited and with an introduction by the foremost professional in the field, college essay writing expert, Gabrielle Glancy, this book serves as a wonderful companion to her bestselling book, The Art of the College Essay.
Literary Collections

The Best American Essays 2018

Author: Hilton Als

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

View: 685

The Pulitzer–Prize winning and Guggenheim-honored Hilton Als curates the best essays from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites, bringing “the fierce style of street reading and the formal tradition of critical inquiry, reads culture, race, and gender” (New York Times) to the task. “The essay, like love, like life, is indefinable, but you know an essay when you see it, and you know a great one when you feel it, because it is concentrated life,” writes Hilton Als in his introduction. Expertly guided by Als’s instinct and intellect, The Best American Essays 2018 showcases great essays as well as irresistibly eclectic ones. Go undercover in North Korea, delve into the question of race in the novels of William Faulkner, hang out in the 1970s New York music scene, and take a family road trip cum art pilgrimage. These experiences and more immersive slices of concentrated life await.
Sports & Recreation

The Best American Sports Writing 2018

Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 368

For more than twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the previous year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Each year, the series editor and guest editor curate a truly exceptional collection. The only shared traits among all these diverse styles, voices, and stories are the extraordinarily high caliber of writing, and the pure passion they tap into that can only come from sports.
Study Aids

The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition

Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page: 880

View: 357

*****As seen on the TODAY SHOW!***** NO ONE KNOWS COLLEGES LIKE THE PRINCETON REVIEW! The Princeton Review's college rankings started in 1992 with surveys from 30,000 students. Over 25 years and more than a million student surveys later, we stand by our claim that there is no single “best” college, only the best college for you… and that this is the book that will help you find it! What Makes THE BEST 382 COLLEGES the Most Popular College Guide? STRAIGHT FROM STUDENTS TO YOU · 382 in-depth school profiles based on candid feedback from 137,000 students, covering academics, administration, campus life, and financial aid · Insights on unique college character, social scene, and more RANKING LISTS & RATINGS SCORES · Lists of the top 20 colleges in 62 categories based on students' opinions of academics, campus life, facilities, and much more · Ratings for every school on Financial Aid, Selectivity, and Quality of Life · Bonus list of the 200 "best-value" schools featured in Colleges That Pay You Back DETAILED ADMISSIONS INFORMATION · The "Inside Word" on competitive applications, test scores, tuition, and average indebtedness · Comprehensive information on selectivity, freshman profiles, and application deadlines at each school What the media is saying about The Princeton Review's Best Colleges guide: “The most efficient of the college guidebooks. Has entertaining profiles larded with quotes from students.”–Rolling Stone “The offbeat indexes, along with the chattily written descriptions of each school, provide a colorful picture of each campus.” –The New York Times “A great book.... It’s a bargain.” –CNN “Our favorite college guidebook.” –Seventeen “Provides the kind of feedback students would get from other students in a campus visit.” –USA Today
Education

The College Essay Trap (2019 Edition): Rescue Your College Application Essay from the Maybe Pile.

Author: Cassie Nichols

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 74

View: 378

There's no end to the advice you can get when you're writing your college application essay. Yet students fall into the same trap over and over. Every year, college admissions officers are forced to slog through the same formulaic essays written on the same stale topics. In this book, you'll learn about the most common mistakes students make when writing their college application essays. You'll learn about topics and writing styles that seem alluring, or even expected, but will actually hurt your chances of acceptance. You'll learn how to use your essay to convey who you really are as a person. You'll learn how to set yourself apart in the eyes of college admission officers and show them why you belong at their school. Like most traps, the College Essay Trap is easy to avoid. You just have to know what to look for."A remarkably useful short book to read and keep handy. The College Essay Trap offers as nifty and insightful a set of advice as I've come across. As someone who has read tens of thousands of such essays over the years, I found my self nodding in strong agreement with each "trap" [Nichols] describes and how best to avoid it." - Fred Hargadon, Former Dean of Admissions at Princeton, Stanford and Swarthmore.
Study Aids

Up Your Score: ACT, 2018-2019 Edition

Author: Chris Arp

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page: 368

View: 633

Fully updated to reflect the most current version of the ACT, Up Your Score: ACT remains the test prep and survival guide that kids will actually want to use. Written by Chris Arp, a Princeton graduate and top ACT tutor—with the help of four students who aced the test (and went on to the colleges of their choice)—it’s a true insider’s guide, filled with effective strategies and tips, delivered with the attitude, smarts, and wit that make Up Your Score the bestselling alternative test-prep series in print. ▪ Crush the reading section by developing the Five Habits of Lean Forward Reading. ▪ Master the math section through techniques like “plugging in,” an amazing trick that simplifies all algebra word problems. ▪ Annihilate the English section by absorbing six key punctuation and nine essential grammar rules. ▪ Sail through the science section by understanding that it actually tests reasoning. ▪ Plus, the latest information on ACT scoring and the essay test, revised in 2015 to be more open-ended and analytical.

College Essay Insider Secrets

Author: Andy Lockwood

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 104

View: 933

This easy-to-read and easier-to-understand guidebook helps college applicants understand EXACTLY what admissions officers are looking for in your Common Application essay. Former UChicago admissions officer Sarah Idzik and best-selling author and college planning Andy Lockwood dissect each prompt on the new 2017-2018 Common App, answer frequently asked questions and provide samples of "winning" essays (for inspiration, not blatant "ripping off! :)
Young Adult Nonfiction

50 Successful Stanford Application Essays

Author: Gen Tanabe

Publisher: SuperCollege

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 200

Every applicant's greatest challenge to getting into Stanford University, which draws from all 50 states, is figuring out how to write that winning admission essay. This book shows them how.
Study Aids

5 Steps to a 5: Writing the AP English Essay 2018

Author: Barbara L. Murphy

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page:

View: 500

This insider’s guide provides everything you need to write powerful, high-scoring essays on the AP English Essay 5 Steps to a 5: Writing the AP English Essay 2018 introduces an easy to follow, effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and writing confidence you need to achieve a high score on the essay. This valuable guide matches the latest course syllabus and explains exactly what the graders are look for in the essay. You’ll find expert advice and strategies to help you write great essays, as well as tons of essay writing practice. 5 Steps to a 5: Writing the AP English Essay 2018 features: • Examples of AP essays from varied subject areas • Strategies and techniques to help you write effective, well-received essays • Advice for planning, prewriting, writing, and reviewing your essay • Sample student essays with expert commentary
Education

Craft an Outstanding College Essay

Author: Ryan DeVito

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 50

View: 921

It could be the most important essay you ever write. The college essay is a critical piece of any college application, and it can be the ticket to admission to your dream school. Getting it right is important! This guide will show you how to write a college essay that stands out from the crowd. You will learn step-by-step how to brainstorm, outline, write, and edit a winning college essay. Anecdotes and tips from real admissions officers will help you make sense of the whole process. Sample essays are also included to inspire your own writing.Written by an admissions officer who has reviewed thousands of essays - including at the University of Virginia - this guide is designed to motivate students to submit their best work. Parents who want to help will like it too!
Adult college students

50 Successful Stanford Application Essays

Author: Tanabe

Publisher: SuperCollege

ISBN:

Category: Adult college students

Page: 208

View: 623

Every applicant's greatest challenge to getting into Stanford University, which draws from all 50 states, is figuring out how to write that winning admission essay. This book shows them how.
Education

The Easy Essay Workbook

Author: Laura B. Ginsberg

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 108

View: 339

Worried about writing a great college admissions essay? You're not alone. The essay can be one of the scariest parts of the application process. This book walks you through the newest Common Application essay prompts as well as how to figure out which school-specific supplemental essays you'll need to write. There are also easy editing exercises to make sure your essays are perfect.
College applications

How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay

Author: Gen S. Tanabe

Publisher: SuperCollege

ISBN:

Category: College applications

Page:

View: 308

Winners of $100,000 in scholarships share 30 essays that won more than $3 million in scholarships and insights on how to write a winning scholarship essay, understand what scholarship judges want, and master the interview.
Study Aids

5 Steps to a 5: AP English Literature 2018

Author: Estelle M. Rankin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page:

View: 958

Get ready to ace your AP English Literature Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide 5 Steps to a 5: AP English Literature introduces an easy to follow, effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This wildly popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and the latest exam. You'll get online help, six full-length practice tests (three in the book and three online), detailed answers to each question, study tips, information on how the exam is scores, and much more. Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device, straight from the book, or any combination of the three. 5 Steps to a 5: AP English Literature 2018 features: • New: Access to the entire Cross-Platform Prep Course in English Literature • 6 Practice Exams (3 in the book + 3 online) • An interactive, customizable AP Planner app to help you organize your time • Powerful analytics you can use to assess your test readiness • Flashcards, games, and more
Study Aids

5 Steps to a 5: AP English Literature 2018 Elite Student Edition

Author: Estelle M. Rankin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page:

View: 163

Get ready to ace your AP English Literature Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide 5 Steps to a 5: AP English Literature 2018 Elite Student Edition introduces an effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and latest exam. You'll get online help, six full-length practice tests (three in the book and three online), detailed answers to each question, study tips, and important information on how the exam is scored. Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device, straight from the book, or any combination of the three. With the new “5 Minutes to a 5” section, you’ll also get an extra AP curriculum activity for each school day to help reinforce the most important AP concepts. With only 5 minutes a day, you can dramatically increase your score on exam day! 5 Steps to a 5: AP English Literature 2018 Elite Student Edition features: • New: “5 Minutes to a 5”— Concise activities reinforcing the most important AP concepts and presented in a day-to-day study format • Access to the entire Cross Platform Prep Course in English Literature • 6 Practice Exams (3 in the book + 3 online) • Powerful analytics you can use to assess your test readiness • Flashcards, games, social media support, and more
Study Aids

The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges 2018

Author: Gen Tanabe

Publisher: SuperCollege

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page: 976

View: 537

The only guidebook of its kind to combine extensive narrative college profiles with detailed data and statistics on each institution, this tome reports on more than 300 colleges and universities, addressing their academics, majors, student life, athletics, student body, distinguished alumni, admissions/financial aid, and postgraduation success. Tips on each college s admission process and student quotes from a national survey accompany each description to provide an honest and thorough appraisal of each college s strengths and weaknesses. To guide students by the numbers, this book includes extensive statistics for each school, with figures on the student composition, class sizes, most popular majors, admissions rates, required standardized tests, deadlines, college costs, and financial aid. A must-have, go-to resource for any college-bound student, their parents, or guidance and career counselors, readers will also find a ranking of the 100 best college values. "
Study Aids

5 Steps to a 5: AP European History 2018

Author: Jeffrey Brautigam

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page: 352

View: 383

Get ready to ace your AP European History Exam with this easy-to-follow study guide 5 Steps to a 5: AP European History introduces an easy to follow, effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This wildly popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and the latest exam. You'll get two full-length practice tests, detailed answers to each question, study tips, information on how the exam is scores, and much more. 5 Steps to a 5: AP European History 2018 features: • 2 Practice Exams • An interactive, customizable AP Planner app to help you organize your time • Powerful analytics you can use to assess your test readiness
Study Aids

5 Steps to a 5: AP Biology 2018

Author: Mark Anestis

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page: 368

View: 263

Get ready to ace your AP Biology Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide 5 Steps to a 5: AP Biology introduces an easy to follow, effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This wildly popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and the latest exam. You'll get online help, five full-length practice tests (two in the book and three online), detailed answers to each question, study tips, information on how the exam is scores, and much more. Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device, straight from the book, or any combination of the three. 5 Steps to a 5: AP Biology 2018 features: • New: Access to the entire Cross-Platform Prep Course in Biology • 5 Practice Exams (2 in the book + 3 online) • An interactive, customizable AP Planner app to help you organize your time • Powerful analytics you can use to assess your test readiness • Flashcards, games, and more
Study Aids

5 Steps to a 5: AP English Language 2018

Author: Barbara L. Murphy

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page: 272

View: 337

Get ready to ace your AP English Language Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide 5 Steps to a 5: AP English Language introduces an easy to follow, effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This wildly popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and the latest exam. You'll get online help, six full-length practice tests (three in the book and three online), detailed answers to each question, study tips, information on how the exam is scores, and much more. Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device, straight from the book, or any combination of the three. 5 Steps to a 5: AP English Language 2018 features: • New: Access to the entire Cross-Platform Prep Course in English Language • 6 Practice Exams (3 in the book + 3 online) • An interactive, customizable AP Planner app to help you organize your time • Powerful analytics you can use to assess your test readiness • Flashcards, games, and more