50 Successful Harvard Application Essays, Second Edition

What Worked for Them Can Help You Get into the College of Your Choice

With Analysis by the Staff of the Harvard Crimson

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You've been told a million times how selective and random the college process is, how the personal essay is your one chance to speak directly to admissions officers and sway them in your favor. You have to be entertaining, persuasive, and passionate, while effectively conveying your personality, character, and ideals. And you only have five hundred words to accomplish this.
50 Successful Harvard Application Essays showcases the kinds of conventional and creative approaches that helped their authors get into the nation's most prestigious college. From coping with family tragedy to seeing Vietnamese soup as a metaphor for one's identity, the variety of topics covered in these essays will help you think about how to write about yourself creatively and effectively.
Each essay is followed by a brief discussion written by a Harvard Crimson staff writer who analyzes its main strengths and weaknesses. Through this analysis and our Fifteen Steps to Success, you'll learn:
-How to pick a topic
-How to structure your essay
-How to keep the reader entertained
-How to avoid common pitfalls

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With Analysis by the Staff of the Harvard Crimson

The Harvard Crimson is the daily newspaper of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its staff consists of three hundred students, and it is the nation's oldest continually operating daily newspaper.

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50 Successful Harvard Application Essays, Second Edition
What Worked for Them Can Help You Get into the College of Your Choice
With Analysis by the Staff of the Harvard Crimson

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
September 2005
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ISBN: 9780312343767
ISBN10: 0312343760
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