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Getting into a top college requires more preparation than just getting into college--if you've got one or more big-name schools in your sight, learn just what it is they're looking for! Read about the colleges, and find out what you can do now to prepare. Advice is given on working with your guidance counselor, talent searches, selecting classes in high school, extracurriculars, admission tests, the application packet components, interviews, and more. There's even a section on how to stand out to acceptance committees as a homeschooled student! 299 pages, softcover.
     

 

 
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Get started now! The count down to graduation has already begun. Using student friendly lingo, inspiring stories and plenty of cartoons, The Power of Focus for College Students teaches you an exciting new approach to college education. Included are nine practical focusing strategies that will ensure your college investment leads to concrete opportunities in a career you love. Paperback.
     

 
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Applying to colleges is often a nail-biting experience, but it doesn't have to be. This easy-to-read handbook offers tools, tips, and "to do's," guiding high school students step by step through the application process. Checklists for each year of high school, work sheets to identify priorities, expert advice on acing interviews, and more will help your college-bound kids make one of life's most important decisions. 104 pages, softcover from Perseus.
     

 
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How to Say It to Get into the College of Your ChoiceHow to Say It to Get into the College of Your Choice
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This book will walk you step-by-step through the collegeadmissions process with room for you to fill in your lists, check off progress, and create memories. With advice for creating unforgettable applications, essays and interviews, students will learn what to say (and how to say it), what to wear, what's important to admissions officers, tests, picking a college and more. 229 pages, indexed, softcover.
     

 
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How to Write a Winning College Application EssayHow to Write a Winning College Application Essay
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The college application essay can make or break your chances of getting into your dream school. Find out the "dos and don'ts" of essay writing with this easy-to-read guidebook. Revised to include tips on the essay portion of the SAT and SAT II, chapters focus on writing style, what admissions officers think about student essays, how to get it done on time and more. 207 pages, softcover. 4th Edition.
     

 

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