********What College Admissision Books*******

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By Jlq3d3 (Jlq3d3) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 01:39 pm: Edit

I have heard many books listed like gatekeepers, a is for admission, admission confidential, and college admit trade secrets. Which is the best one?

By Serene (Serene) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 01:43 pm: Edit

*sigh* don't bother.
Half of the book will discuss things that you'd think is unfair but won't affect you (legacy, athelete recruits, donations, etc).
The other half of the book... summarized to be: "We want students with good grades in good classes, good test scores, good ECs, good essays, good recs, good interviews."

I think the only help I got out from such books (A is for Admission) is that I took my SAT IIs early on, instead of deferring them to senior year first semester like some people may have.

It'd be a lot more useful to look into test prep books and essay books.

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