How to Prepare a Standout College Application: Expert Advice That Takes You from Lmo* (*Like Many Others) to Admit by Anna Ivey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I feel like I should wait until my daughter is accepted into her first choice college before I rate this book! But hey, this is a great book, and I highly recommend it. It is a quick read for a parent; and for my college-bound teenager, she found it to be an easy read, interesting, and helpful book.
There are exercises in the beginning chapters for the college applicant to do, and then the rest of the book builds upon that foundation.
In addition to giving advice for the mainstream college applicant, there are also sections for the homeschooled applicants, and there are sections for people who've gotten in trouble with the law.
From the very beginning to the very end, this book is packed with helpful information. For example, on page 9 the authors define "Early Decision" options. Did you know these are BINDING? Ack. What if you took advantage of an Early Decision option to your second choice school--not knowing what it meant--and then you're stuck with that binding agreement when your first choice school accepts you later?
If you care at all about getting into a particular college, I highly recommend this book. My older boys didn't really care if they got into their first choice or second choice school, and so they just shot from the hip, and they both got into both schools they applied to. However, my daughter has her heart set on her first (and frankly only) choice school. Even though her first choice is NOT Harvard, this book will help her submit the best application possible.
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