50 Successful Harvard Application Essays: What Worked for Them Can Help You Get Into the College of Your Choice

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Macmillan, Jul 2, 1999 - Education - 177 pages
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This collection gives 50 great examples of effective and diverse ways to express individuality in that most dreaded of all tasks for high school seniors--writing the college application essay. Each was used by a Harvard student on his or her application and is followed with analysis by the staff of the Harvard Crimson, who help give perspective on what works well, what is a necessary evil, and what detracts from an otherwise compelling essay. With pointers on avoiding common essay pitfalls and stepping back to evaluate strengths applicants never realized they had, Fifty Successful Harvard Application Essays is an inspiration for every student trying to find the one thing that sets him or her apart from the crowd.
 

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Contents

Sensibility by Amanda Davis
3
To Freeze a Moment by Katya Rosenblatt
9
A Night Unforgotten by Frederick Antwi
15
Running Thoughts by Nikhil Kacker
21
Checkmate by Robert M Stolper
30
The Watch by Roman Altshuler
38
Michael and Me by Brian R McElroy
44
Two Good Friends by Paul S Gutman
50
History as Calculus by Jesse Field
88
To Tell a Story by Ashley Evans
95
Songs of Experience
105
To Soar Free by Vanessa G Henke
112
The Lost Game by Stephanie A Stuart
118
In the Waiting Room by Carlin E Wing
124
The Line by Daniel B Visel
131
A Formation of Self by Ariel Y Perloff
141

Between a Rock and Home Plate by Mark K Arimoto
56
Joy and Trembling by Erin Dana Leib
65
On Diplomacy in Bright Nike Running Tights by Christopher
71
Salade Olivier by Svetlana Rukhelman
79
Introducing Clark Kent and Willy Wonka by Daniel
82
Growing Up by Chris Shim
147
Pieces of Me by Sandra E Pullman
155
Myself by Jamie Smith
166
My Name by UyenKhanh QuangDang
173
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The Harvard Crimson is the weekly newspaper of Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachussetts. Its staff consists of over three hundred students who share a love of journalism and writing.

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