Berkeley Book of College Essays, The Personal Statements for California Universities and Other Selective Schools
by: Janet Huseby
Looking for a winning ticket this college admissions season? Here are over 60 successful college admissions essays, plus essential tips!
Price : US$11.95
ISBN: 978-1-933330-60-0 160 pp, paper, 5.4 x 7.6"
essays encompass the richness of cultures, achievements, experiences,
and points of view within a remarkable urban high school, and they
demonstrate emphatically that there are many different ways to write a
smashingly effective college application essay." —Bob Laird, former director of undergraduate admission at UC Berkeley
is a useful, provocative, and entertaining new book. It is radically
different in wholesome ways from most of the other ‘How To’ essay books
that crowd the bookstore shelves…. And it is a great cultural survey of
Berkeley: female Boy Scouts, male dancers, you name it. What a great
group of kids." —Jonathan Reider, Director of College Counseling at San Francisco University High School and former Admissions Officer at Stanford University
Over 60 actual essays written by successful University of California and other selective school applicants
A variety of prompts and essay formats
An updated “Getting Started” guide with the latest information on the UC application
the perfect personal statement for college can be a grueling process:
What do you write about? How do you write it? Where do you start? This
lively collection of essays written by the kids at Berkeley High shows
the kind of writing that speaks with a true voice, keeps it real, and
wows the admissions officers. Coming from all walks of life and
backgrounds, whether urban or suburban, rich or poor, the diverse
student body of Berkeley High School sees it all. Learn how these kids
write about their eclectic interests, lifestyles, and hardships, and
how their real experiences got them real acceptance into top colleges.
Compiler Janet Huseby is a journalist and writer who has been helping students with their college essays for many years.
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