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College Admission Essentials: A Step-by-Step Guide to Showing Colleges Who You Are and What Matters to You

Sourcebooks. Jul. 2020. 350p. ISBN 9781492678830. pap. $15.99. CHILD REARING ;.
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For a successful college admission experience, use your values as a compass to lead the way. Sawyer (College Essay Essentials) here helps readers navigate everything from figuring out what classes to take to what to look for in a college, which of the myriad extracurricular activities to participate in, and even how to cope with the inevitable disappointments that pepper the road to college. Drawing on the expert knowledge of more than a hundred counselors and admissions officers, Sawyer shares tips on every step of the process. This comprehensive guide includes specific help for first-generation college students, as well as those who are undocumented, LGBTQ+, artists, athletes, home schoolers, and several other subgroups.
VERDICT Containing words of wisdom from admission counselors on everything from writing essays to anticipating possible interview questions to how to get letters of recommendation, this is essential reading for college preparatory students and their parents.

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