Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Getting In... to College: 101 True Stories from Kids Who Have Lived Through It

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 22, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 448 pages
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There are many books published on how to get into college, but Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Getting In... to College is the only one that provides emotional, instead of tactical, support. Teens and parents will find this book a great source of support and inspiration.

Applying to college has become something traumatic students and parents experience together. This book isn’t about how to get into college -- it’s about emotional support. Those who have been there pass on their words of support to those about to go through the whole ordeal. With stories of peer pressure, standardized tests, applications and interviews, disappointments and successes, parents and students alike will find this volume a great source of comfort.
 

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Contents

Foreword
Planning and Having a Life
A Cautionary Tale
The Waiting Is the Hardest Part
A Worthy Goal
Product Design
A Black Mark
Enjoy the Drive
A Matter of Life and Death
Meant To Be
The Most Important Subject
The Waiting List
Lilacs and the Waiting List
From Waiting List to Wonderful
Getting In from the Waitlist
From Rejection to Waitlist to Acceptance

Turning I Cant into How Can I?
Playing Catch Up
From Maybe to MBA
Class Act for a Major Clown
The Application Blues
My Fortunately Unfortunate Grades
A Student Teacher Who Made a Difference
I Wish I Took More Time to Decide
What Are You Made For?
Standardized Testing Madness
Just Getting By
Gaining a Competitive Edge
SATs Subjective Aggravating Torture System
The SAT Meltdown
A Life Saver
A Medical Dream
Parental Pressure and Support
Running Through the Woods
Follow Your Heart
Validation
My Personal Best
If You Build It
Under Pressure
Not College Material
The Dreaded College Application Process
Road Trips
Moms Tour de Force
Two Tour Trips with Dad
Finding the Right Fit
Tour de College Campus
Reassuring Words
Placing Your Bets
The Basement
I Just Knew
The Only Person in the World
Clueless
Poor Little Smart Girl
The Seeds of an Idea
No Silver Platter
Essays Interviews Auditions and SelfDoubt
Ten Things I Like about Myself
Filling Out the ACT Application
The Essay I Didnt Write
Typing Out Your Life
Let It Shine
The Right On Time Essay
Life Lessons from a Female Dog
Really Scary Interviews
Audition
Getting the Letter
The Acceptance Letter
Acceptance
Fates Compass Points South
Receiving the Letter
The Campaign
No Second Guessing
Now Its Our Turn to Decide
A Sign from Above
Money Matters
A Dream on a Postcard
Making My Decision
Waiting and Wondering
Above and Beyond
Disappointments and Silver Linings
I Didnt Get In Anywhere
I Made Lemonade
Four Minutes
Five Fantastic Rejections
Perfect
The Best Disappointment
Its a Sure Bet
Hey I Totally Changed My Mind
My Mistakes
A Pittsburgh Rose
The Horsey Girl
Road of One Thousand Bends
Choose Wisely
Gap Years and Other Alternative Paths
Gap Year Missionary
A Different Kind of Higher Education
My Great Gap Year
Dont Give Up Before you Start
My Gap Year Plans
A Long but Ultimately Very Rewarding Road
What I Learned at Community College
A Few Words from the People Who Pay the Bills
Live Your Dream
Endings and Beginnings
Totally Awesome
The College Application Meltdown
Joy Will Come
Give Him the Money
The Dress and the Dream
See Ya
Flying Solo
The Last Night Home
The Best Kind of Farewell
Long Road
Dorm Room Distress
Homesick
A Year in the Life of a College Freshman
Meet Our Contributors
Who Is Jack Canfield?
Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?
Who Is Amy Newmark?
Thank You
Copyright

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Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-founders of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Amy Newmark is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

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