50 Successful University of California Application Essays Get into the Top UC Colleges and Other Selective Schools

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/12/2016
  • Publisher: SuperCollege

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Dedicated to giving prospective students the edge they need to distinguish themselves among tens of thousands of peers, this guidebook demystifies the essay 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.

Author Biography

Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe are the authors of 14 books including The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges, The Ultimate Scholarship Book, and How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay. They tour the country as speakers on college planning and live in Belmont, California.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: 25 Essay Mistakes that Guarantee Failure
Chapter 2: University of California Admissions Officer Q&A
Chapter 3: Academic Passion
Chapter 4: Books/Literature
Chapter 5: Career
Chapter 6: Challenges
Chapter 7: Community Service
Chapter 8: Family
Chapter 9: Heritage and Identity
Chapter 10: Humor
Chapter 11: Issues
Chapter 12: Leadership
Chapter 13: Personal Growth
Chapter 14: Talent
Chapter 15: Travel
Chapter 16: Vignette
Chapter 17: Advice on Topics from University of California Students
Chapter 18: Advice on Writing from University of California Students
Chapter 19: What I Learned from Writing the Essay
About the Authors

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