Get into College

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Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC, Mar 10, 2009 - Study Aids - 560 pages
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Getting into college is one of life’s most daunting challenges. Why not let the experts help? The experts in this case include dozens of college consultants, admissions officers, parents, and, best of all, hundreds of students who have experienced the process firsthand. Individual chapters cover such topics as getting started, preparing for the SAT, deciding which colleges to apply to, perfecting applications and essays, putting one’s best foot forward in an interview, and what to do for extracurricular activities and summer vacations. Additional chapters explain what to look for when visiting schools, how to get financial aid, getting support from counselors and parents, dealing with rejection and acceptance, and how to pick the right school. This expanded edition includes special “Counselor’s Corner” features, material on “How to Survive Getting Your Kid into College,” Harvard Law grad Jay Brody’s discussion of how to write the best application essay, and much more.
 

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Contents

First Steps Launching The College Process
1
SATACT How to Prepare?
41
Making a List Checking it Twice Where to Apply?
137
First Impressions Applications Essays
161
Face to Face Interviews
217
Extracurriculars Summers Activities That Help You Stand Out
231
Love at First Sight? Visiting Schools what to do when they visit you
255
Show Me the Money Scholarships Financial Aid Loans
291
Help Getting Support From Counselors Parents
319
The Mailbox Diet Fat Envelopes Thin Envelopes
353
Decisions Decisions Picking the Right School for You
377
Open Your Mind Imagining the College Life while doing enough to graduate high school
403
One More Summer Your PreCollege ToDo List
419
More Wisdom Good Stuff that Didnt Fit Anywhere Else
439
Brodys Guide to the College Admissions Essay
453
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Born in Galicia, Rokhl Korn wrote her first poems in Polish, before switching to Yiddish. She published several books in Poland before World War II, and her postwar writing is regarded as some of the finest poetry produced in Yiddish during that period. She received numerous literary prizes for her work. After the war she settled in Montreal.

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