daijobu Posted July 4, 2017 Share Posted July 4, 2017 Let's start a list. I'll begin. How to Prepare a Standout College Application by Allison Cooper Chisolm and Anna Ivey. I'm about halfway through it now, and I think it is spot on in terms of helping a student learn more about themselves and create their own personal story that they can convey to adcoms. I just finished chapter 9 about completing the "Really Short Answer Questions" and encouraging students to give authentic responses and not overthink what they think adcoms want to hear. (It's really addressed to the student, but I'm reading to screen for unhelpful filler.) How to be a High School Superstar by Cal Newport. This is best read at the start of high school, looking at ways to create a meaningful interesting life for yourself in high school. Getting in to college is not all about test scores and grubbing for grades. He argues it's more about taking advantage of interesting opportunities that ultimately set you apart. I have all summer for free reading on the subject. What have you read about any aspect of college admissions that has been helpful? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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