Many US colleges are looking for good test scores for college admissions. Test scores, however, are not the only virtues colleges are searching for in students. Unique qualities that set you apart from others are also important attributes. What specific talents, leadership abilities and other interests do you have to bring interest and diversity to the college? This book by Critical Thinking Company is full of thinking and writing exercises to help you become aware of who you are, and how your many experiences have shaped you into a unique and qualified individual that will add interest and diversity to the college of your choice.
Part I is the self-assessment exercise with thinking questions and writing activities such as your favorite things, people you most admire, important events in your life, and other personal qualities. Part II discusses what colleges are really looking for and has worksheets for you to fill in about each college visit. It even has a list of questions and worksheets to use for college fairs. Part III helps you organize your college application, write an essay for college admission, and has a list of interview exercises. Part IV contains a helpful calendar of what you need to be doing your junior and senior high school year to prepare you for your college entrance. If you are looking for a guide to develop self-awareness and walk you through the college process, this is a useful resource you will want to have on hand. ~ Gina
Who is this kid? That's what the College Deans of Admissions want to know. That's why this book is written for you. It will help you think about what kind of student, friend, son, or daughter you are. It will give you exercises to write and think about and to talk about with your family and friends. You will use what you learn about yourself as you search the colleges, as you write the college applications, write the essay, take a college tour, and as you interview online or in person. Your job is to separate yourself from the hundreds of other American and international students who are applying to the same colleges and universities.