Dedicated to giving prospective students the edge they need to distinguish themselves among tens of thousands of peers, this guidebook demystifies the essays portion of the application process to the top University of California schools, including those in Berkeley, Los Angeles, and San Diego. With the high level of selectivity at University of California programs, the unique essay requirements posed by the schools, and the ever-climbing number of applicants, the book arms readers with 50 example essays that feature a discussion of the positive and negative aspect to each one, tips from college admission officers and successful applicants, and a description of the 25 essay mistakes to avoid at all costs. For anyone wishing to become a Bruin, Golden Bear, or student at any school affiliated with the University of California system, this resource serves as the ultimate must have to maximize success when composing the essay portion of an application.
Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe are the award-winning authors of 50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays, Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays, Get Free Cash for College, Get into Any College, How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay, and The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges. They live in Belmont, California.