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50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

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

Staff of the Harvard Crimson

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With talented applicants coming from the top high schools as well as the pressure to succeed from family and friends, it’s no wonder that writing college application essays is one of the most stressful tasks high schoolers face. Add in how hard it is to get started or brag about accomplishments or order stories for maximum effect, and it’s a wonder that any ever get written.

To help, this completely new edition of 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays, edited by the staff of the Harvard Crimson, gives readers the most inspiring approaches, both conventional and creative, that won over admissions officers at Harvard University, the nation’s top ranked college. From chronicling personal achievements to detailing unique talents, the topics covered in these essays open applicants up to new techniques to put their best foot forward. It teaches students how to:

- Get started
- Stand out
- Structure the best possible essay
- Avoid common pitfalls

Each essay in this collection is from a Harvard student who made the cut and is followed by analysis by the staff of The Harvard Crimson where strengths and weakness are detailed to show readers how they can approach their own stories and ultimately write their own high-caliber essay. 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays’ all-new essays and straightforward advice make it the first stop for applicants who are looking to craft essays that get them accepted to the school of their dreams.

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MICHAEL BERVELL


Hometown: Mukilteo, Washington, USA

High School: Public school, 550 students in graduating class

Ethnicity: Black, African American

Gender: Male

GPA:...

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Staff of the Harvard Crimson

THE HARVARD CRIMSON has been the daily newspaper of Harvard University since 1873. Published from Cambridge, MA, The Crimson is the nation’s oldest continually-operating daily college newspaper.

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