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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First Steps Launching The College Process
SATACT How to Prepare?
Making a List Checking it Twice Where to Apply?
First Impressions Applications Essays
Face to Face Interviews
Extracurriculars Summers Activities That Help You Stand Out
Love at First Sight? Visiting Schools what to do when they visit you
Show Me the Money Scholarships Financial Aid Loans
Help Getting Support From Counselors Parents
The Mailbox Diet Fat Envelopes Thin Envelopes
Decisions Decisions Picking the Right School for You
Open Your Mind Imagining the College Life while doing enough to graduate high school
One More Summer Your PreCollege ToDo List
More Wisdom Good Stuff that Didnt Fit Anywhere Else
Brodys Guide to the College Admissions Essay

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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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