Acing the College Application: How to Maximize Your Chances by Michele A. Hernández

By Michele A. Hernández

With such a lot of certified candidates, festival for faculty admissions is fiercer than ever. you can now positioned your self prior to the pack via making your software flawless!

When making use of for school, strong grades and excessive standardized try out rankings aren't regularly sufficient to assure admission. What units you aside, argues Michele Hernández, is how you describe your self on your program. yet how do you current your self with aptitude, and spotlight your entire skills, abilities, and passions, in exactly a couple of pages?

A former assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth university, Dr. Hernández takes you step by step in the course of the whole program strategy, revealing the main points that make or holiday an applicant. From the multitude of brief and longer essays to the myriad of charts, lists, and private information sections, she deals crucial recommendation, worthy anecdotes, and bright examples. integrated are:
• A line-by-line examine the typical application
• the reality in regards to the essays, with samples of these that made the grade
• the right way to ask for instructor and assistance counselor recommendations
• whilst to supply schools with non-compulsory essays and peer evaluations
• the 10 universal myths and misconceptions of the on-campus interview
• the main significant educational topics, paintings adventure, and extracurricular actions to mention
• Early motion as opposed to early decision—the exchange offs

With this beneficial, savvy ebook, potential collage students—and their mom and dad and counselors—can now significantly enhance their probabilities of entering into the varsity in their selection.

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The library is another key resource. ). They will not choose your topic or conduct your research for you. Spending some time learning from a reference librarian is worthwhile; it will make you a more efficient and more effective student researcher, saving you time and frustration. Many institutions have student support centers for writing and are especially useful for first year students. The staff is an excellent source of knowledge about academic expectations in college, about research and style, and about writing assignment interpretation.

Don’t let anyone edit your papers . . including your mom. It’s called “collusion”—a kind of plagiarism—and it’s really easy to spot, especially if you were the Comma Splice King in the first paper and use commas flawlessly in the second. More importantly, keep in mind that if you only use your mom, or your coach, or some other person who’s not in the same class, then you may be making the revision process (and the reading for that person) more difficult than necessary, since that reader will have no idea what you’ve read in class, what you’ve talked about in class, or what the assignment guidelines and grading criteria are.

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