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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

With Analysis by the Staff of the Harvard Crimson

St. Martin's Griffin

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With talented applicants coming from the top high schools in the country 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 times for high schoolers like you. Add in how hard it is to get started or brag about your accomplishments or order your stories for maximum effect, and it becomes obvious why this is no easy task.

To help, this completely new edition of 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays gives you the most inspiring approaches, both conventional and creative, that won over admissions officers at Harvard University, one of the nation's top ranked colleges. From chronicling personal achievements to detailing unique talents, the topics covered with these essays will open you up to new possibilities and techniques for putting your best foot forward.

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 you how you can approach your stories and ultimately write your own winning essay. It teaches you how to:

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

50 Successful Harvard Application Essays' all-new examples and straightforward advice make it the first stop for applicants who are looking to craft a clear, passionate, and, above all else, persuasive application essays that'll get you accepted to the school of your dreams.

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With Analysis by the Staff of the Harvard Crimson

The Harvard Crimson has been the daily newspaper of Harvard University since 1873. It is the nation's oldest continually operating daily college newspaper.

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