Prep Review

Prep Review

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The book offers a comprehensive look at college preparatory boarding schools in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom through the eyes of recent graduates who are now attending prestigious colleges and universities such as Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge. The approach is distinctive, giving readers the opportunity to get the real a€œinside storya€ from their peers and learn more about what the schools are like than the youngsters and their parents could learn in a campus visit or standard guidebook. The book does a great job presenting a wealth of information in a diverse array of voices. Student readers will no doubt feel that the reviewers quoted in the book shared many of their questions and concerns as students, and parents are likely to appreciate the frankness of the reviewers' comments as well. Excerpts from the book: qMy college counselor also had good relationships with college admissions officers and was able to update me on how they'd reacted to my applications. In the end, I applied to Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Harvey Mudd, and Caltech (California Institute of Technology), and I got into all of them, so I was happy with my college counselor's efforts (and the efforts of the CCO as a whole) in promoting my application, as well as in helping me decide where I wanted to go.q - MIT student qStudents at Groton tend to be either very smart, very rich, or both (because some people just seem to have it all). Many kids have attended private schools their whole lives. The school favors well-rounded individuals. Athletic recruits also have to be intelligent. In my time at Groton, the kids who were not motivated enough to get through the school's rigors ended up leaving. The admissions process requires an interview, during which I recommend candidates dress conservatively while showing themselves to be original thinkers.q - Harvard student a€œThe British exam system is, for the most part, based on assessment objectives: tick the boxes and you're guaranteed a great result. At Eton, while you are taught to tick the boxes, this is merely a preliminary measure: the emphasis in on going beyond the exam and enjoying the subject in all its deptha€ - Oxford student qGaining admission to St. Albans can prove quite difficult, because it is arguably the most selective school in the Washington, D.C., area. However, distinguishing oneself above other applicants is no mystery. Performing well on the SSATs and the ISEEs certainly helps the admissions officers look at an applicant more favorably. However, the dynamic applicant that St. Albans seeks extends far beyond standardized tests.q - University of Pennsylvania student Boarding schools in the United States:Cate SchoolChoate Rosemary HallCranbrook SchoolsDeerfield AcademyGroton SchoolHotchkiss SchoolKent SchoolLawrenceville SchoolLoomis Chaffee SchoolMercersburg AcademyMiddlesex SchoolMilton SchoolNobles and Greenough SchoolNorthfield Mount Hermon SchoolPeddie SchoolPhillips Exeter AcademyPhillips Academy AndoverSt. Albans SchoolSt. George's SchoolSt. Paul's SchoolTabor AcademyThacher SchoolWebb Schools Boarding schools in the United Kingdom:Benenden SchoolCheltenham Ladies' CollegeDowne House SchoolEton CollegeFettes CollegeKing's School, CanterburyOundle SchoolRadley CollegeRugby SchoolSevenoaks SchoolShrewsbury SchoolSt. Paul's School, LondonSt. Swithun's SchoolTonbridge SchoolWestminster School, LondonWinchester College Boarding schools in Canada:Bishop Strachan SchoolSt. Michaels University SchoolSt. George's School, Vancouver Get instant online access to hundreds of reviews and rankings by MIT Ivy League and Oxbridge educated insiders: and to win a free bookChoate teachers are often merciless with the amount of work they assign in these high-level courses, because they expect ... First, compared to public schools and most other private schools, college counseling at Choate is far superior. ... face senior fall, what your options and resources are, how to use web programs such as a€œTCCi Naviancea€to look at college ... Choate lets you apply to ten schools at most (eleven if you include your state schools), no more ... Also, write good essays.

Title:Prep Review
Author:Ansoo Chang, Prep Review
Publisher:Prep Review LLC - 2011-05-19


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