Cracking College Admissions

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The Princeton Review, Sep 1, 2004 - Study Aids - 222 pages
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Getting into college has never been so challenging. The competition is fierce and sometimes a perfect GPA, SAT score, or a great history of volunteer work just isn't enough. Students need to know how to work the system, or better yet, how to crack the system. This revised second edition of the classic guide to college admissions reveals the hidden strategies behind getting a ticket into the college of your choice. From winning over the admissions committee right down to selecting a photo for your application, it's all here!
 

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Contents

Why You Need This Book
4
Who Am I Anyway?
10
So What Do I Do Instead?
16
Where Do I Go To Find Out About Colleges?
35
Questions and Answers
42
My Parents Want To Hire an Independent Counselor
46
Heres an Example of What We Mean
53
What Do Admissions Officers Think About the SAT?
59
PassFail
101
Spent My Summer Vacation
109
Questions and Answers
110
Alternatives to the Regular Admissions Procedure
116
Questions and Answers
130
Essays Recommendations
133
Topics Attitudes Approaches
139
Typical Questions Typical Answers
151

What Do Colleges Think About Coaching?
65
On the Day of the Test and Beyond
71
The ACT
80
PSAT and Plan
81
Why Grades Matter
89
What to Do Instead
95
Interviews
158
Include a Copy of an A+ Paper from
164
Minorities Athletes Artists and Other
167
Religion
176
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