Surviving The College Application Process: Case Studies To Help You Find Your Unique Angle For Success by Lisa BleichSurviving The College Application Process: Case Studies To Help You Find Your Unique Angle For Success by Lisa Bleich

Surviving The College Application Process: Case Studies To Help You Find Your Unique Angle For…

byLisa Bleich

Paperback | April 1, 2014

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Does the college application process overwhelm you? Are you unsure about the topic for your main essay? How about which school is the right fit, or how you are going to pay for college? All the students in this book faced a similar task of trying to figure out which college would be the best fit for them and how best to communicate what made them unique to that college.

While many books addresswhatyou need to do and offer a step-by-step outline, very few show youhowandwhy.Surviving the College Application Process: Case Studies to Help You Find Your Unique Angle for Successoffers a different approach. Imagine following eleven students’ journeys in-depth, getting into their heads when they made a decision about which extracurricular activities to pursue, which schools to apply to, and which topics to choose for their essays. Imagine having a tool that will help you think about your own process in a more strategic way.

Surviving the College Application Processis organized so that you can find profiles of students who resemble yourself. Read all the case studies or just those that resonate with your own circumstances. With the strategies outlined in this book, you will be well on your way toSurviving the College Application Process.

Lisa Bleich, founder and president of College Bound Mentor, LLC, is an experienced independent educational consultant, entrepreneur, marketing consultant, and writer. She mentors students from all over the world on the college application process, helping them uncover their strengths and weaknesses and developing a personal plan for success. She regularly gives presentations on the college application and selection process both locally and nationally. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three daughters. Two of them have successfully survived the college application process!
Lisa Bleich, founder and president of College Bound Mentor, LLC, is an experienced independent educational consultant, entrepreneur, marketing consultant, and writer. She mentors students from all over the world on the college application process, helping them uncover their strengths and weaknesses and developing a personal plan for su...
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Title:Surviving The College Application Process: Case Studies To Help You Find Your Unique Angle For…Format:PaperbackDimensions:262 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:Morgan James PublishingLanguage:English

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To respond to what colleges are looking for now, I developed what I call the College Application Wheel. It acts as a framework and a tool that helps students feel in control of this sometimes confusing process. It will not only assist you in identifying your strengths and “gaps”—areas that you may need to fill in like community service or higher standardized test scores—it will also help you identify where your energy may be best spent in making yourself shine or stand out from the crowd. It will help you understand what makes you unique, how to find a college that values you for who you are, and help you see where there is a match between you and a specific college.

Table of Contents

A Note to Parents: Why I Can Help Your Kid Get into College
A Note to Students: How This Book Will Help You Get into College

Part 1: What’s an Angular Student and Why Should You Want to Be One?
Chapter 1: The Angular Student
Chapter 2: Powering Up Your College Application Wheel
Chapter 3: Adding Some Apps to Your College Application

Part 2: Case Studies: Student Success Stories You Can Learn a Lot From
Case Study 1: Noah: The Intellectually Curious Actor
Case Study 2: Feydi: The First-Generation Nigerian Pre-Med Runner
Case Study 3: Kyle: The Athlete Turned Actor
Case Study 4: Hayley: The Reluctant Engineer and Runner
Case Study 5: Dan: The Political, Outgoing Musician
Case Study 6: Kaden: The Transgender Activist Filmmaker
Case Study 7: Jenny: The Reserved Natural Athlete
Case Study 8: Adam: The Super Science Nerd
Case Study 9: Francesca: The Closet Computer Science Girl and Popular Athlete
Case Study 10: Hugh: The Scientist by Day, Theater Aficionado by Night
Case Study 11: Veema: The First-Generation Creative Writer and Social Activist
Conclusion
Acknowledgments

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"You have to be angular to fit into a well-rounded college. Colleges seek to be well-rounded so they can offer varied experiences to their students.  Students who express their intimate relationship with themselves are more successful in communicating their uniqueness to the college. By providing a variety of case studies Lisa Bleich shows how it’s done. Kudos to this author." -C. Claire Law, M.S. Certified Educational Planner and co-author of Find the Perfect College for You