50 Successful Harvard Application Essays, 6th Edition

What Worked for Them Can Help You Get into the College of Your Choice

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Pub Date 07 May 2024 | Archive Date 21 May 2024
St. Martin's Press | St. Martin's Griffin

Description

Fifty all-new essays that got their authors into Harvard, with updated statistics and analysis, showing what worked, what didn’t, and how you can do it, too.

With talented applicants coming from the top high schools as well as the pressure to succeed from family and friends, it’s no wonder that writing college application essays is one of the most stressful tasks high schoolers face. In addition, since our last edition of 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays, the application process has shifted toward a more widespread acceptance of the test-optional model. The remaining components of the application are more heavily weighted and the personal statement has never been a more important factor in the admissions process. Test-optional policies have also led to many selective universities seeing an increase in applicants, so a particularly strong essay can help you stand out in this larger applicant pool.

To help, this completely new edition of 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays gives readers the most inspiring approaches, both conventional and creative, that won over admissions officers at Harvard University, the nation’s top ranked college. From chronicling personal achievements to detailing unique talents, the topics covered in these essays open applicants up to new techniques to put their best foot forward. It teaches students how to:

- Get started
- Stand out
- Structure the best possible essay
- Avoid common pitfalls

Each essay in this collection is from a Harvard student who made the cut and is followed by analysis by the staff of The Harvard Crimson where strengths and weaknesses are detailed to show readers how they can approach their own stories and ultimately write their own high-caliber essay. 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays’ all-new essays and straightforward advice make it the first stop for applicants who are looking to craft essays that get them accepted to the school of their dreams.

Fifty all-new essays that got their authors into Harvard, with updated statistics and analysis, showing what worked, what didn’t, and how you can do it, too.

With talented applicants coming from the...


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50 Successful Harvard Application Essays, 6th Edition
What Worked for Them Can Help You Get into the College of Your Choice
by Staff of the Harvard Crimson

A great resource for writing successful entrance essays ... not a big thing in Canada but interesting to read nonetheless. These are some smart, keen kids who may just change the world!
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note: LinkedIn will still not LINK .. ironic, right? ... so I copied it there.

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I really like this resource! It gives me great fodder for discussion with students and will give those who are lost a direction. It's interesting that not all essays are traditionally "great" but there is an explanation about what worked, what could be improved, and why the essay was "memorable."

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