YCBK 62: The Biggest Mistakes in Personal Essays


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In this episode you will hear: (3:40)In this week’s news, a Hollywood Reporter article"Everybody'sDoing It": Cheating Scandal Shows How Privileged Kids FakeDisability”, byScott Johnson and Peter Kiefer.According to parents and counselors, it’s common practice for parents at elite schools to pay for a doctor’s diagnosis that allows their children extra test-taking time, whether or not they need it. Unfortunately, this practice has been found to be largely exploited by wealthy families. (15:11)We are inChapter 62of 171 Answers and we’re talking about the biggest mistakes applicants make with their personal essays. Mark shares what he does when he visits a college (40:36) Mark concludes his interview with Susan Tree, former AdmissionsCounselor at Bates College and former Director of CollegeCounseling at West town, in PartIV:Writing the Personal Essay:Don't miss your opportunity to fill in the gaps and bring yourself to life (53:46) Mark’s recommended resource of the week is the portion of theJohn Hopkins website where they discuss “real essays that worked with the john Hopkins admissions review.. Here is the link:https://apply.jhu.edu/application-process/essays-that-worked/ Don’t forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to questions@yourcollegeboundkid.com Every episode of Your College-Bound Kid will align with a chapter from the book 171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions. To get a copy visit 171answers.com and if you want to see what future episodes will cover just click the red button “See exactly what 171 Answers covers.

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