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Paperback Don't Worry, You'll Get in: 100 Winning Tips for Stress-Free College Admissions Book

ISBN: 1569243670

ISBN13: 9781569243671

Don't Worry, You'll Get in: 100 Winning Tips for Stress-Free College Admissions

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With more teenagers applying to college today than ever before, the competition has never been stiffer, and the stress can become unbearable not just for teens, but for the entire family. In Don't Worry, You'll Get In , one of the country's top college admissions counselors Michele Hernandez and leading parenting expert Mimi Doe join forces to bring teens the first college admissions guide of its kind: an easy and accessible book full of 100 specific...

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One hundred great tips for admission!

Mimi Doe, a renown parenting expert, and Dr. Michele A. Hernandez, an expert on college admissions (and former assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth College), are perfect authors for this almost perfect book. As the only high school student to review the book (as of now), I must say I was impressed with the book. One particular part of the book I was pleasantly surprised with was how well the admission tips from Dr. Hernandez blended in with the psychiatric tips from Mimi Doe, which are located side-by-side. The admission tips help with improving your chance of admission to the college that is "right" for you, while the tips from Mimi Doe help you deal with it, as well as providing interesting tips to help you mentally. After reading the book cover-to-cover, I only found one tip that wasn't useful, which was a suggestion bring to a CD player with relaxing music to take College Board tests (the College Board does not permit this). Nonetheless, I found the rest of the stress-fress admission tips useful and inspiring and will follow the tips to help my admission chances.

Bite Size Advice for Overstressed Teens

Parents and teenagers who have already read extensively about the college admissions process or worked with professional counselors will not find much new in this book, but this is an excellent choice for the teenager who is procrastinating or feeling overwhelmed by the process. Each page has a short paragraph with a useful tip, including a simple title and phrase to summarize the advice. The format is great for thumbing through or simply referring to the topics where advice is needed at the time - for example, a student preparing for an interview would find about 20 helpful tips in the "Interviews Chapter" - including advice on what to wear, how to prepare, and what to talk about. It would take only a few minutes to review this section - yet it probably covers everything the student is likely to be concerned about. This book is a great choice for teens who don't have the time to read a lengthy discourse and who tend to tune out anything that sounds like parental advice.

Most Positive College Admissions Book Out There!

Ms. Doe and Dr. Hernandez, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your newest book. I've now read your all of Dr. Hernandez's books, "Harvard Schmarvard", and Chuck Hughes' book. The emotional swings I've experienced while reading these have borne a marked similarity to Kubler Ross's 5 stages of accepting a terminal illness...in this case the sickness of applying to elite colleges. I'm now accepting the difficulty of the process and the most likely outcome that my child won't get into her dream school, no matter how smart she is, but was still lingering in the depression stage when I found your new book. It is the ONLY book that 1) addresses the kids (not the parents) and 2) injects the realism about the process that many kids and parents don't want to hear...in a POSITIVE and ACTION-ORIENTED way! For the first time, I felt that, although my kid may ultimately not get into the prestigious school she thinks she desires, she WILL get into the college that's right for her and has the tips she needs to show her best self to the adcoms. I dog-eared several pages and put it on the table next to her backpack. I actually saw her pick it up, start leafing through the pages, and then take it with her to the kitchen table to read while she ate her breakfast this morning. Thank you!

Great primer for high school students

It's been over 30 years since I went through the college application process and things sure have changed. I am now the parent of a high school junior and have been reading everything out there to help my daughter with this procedure. Since I'm not sure if she wants or needs my help, this book is something I can hand her that she actually will read. It is simply written and guides the student through the application and college selection process without stressing them out.

Just in Time!

I just received this book and want to kiss the authors myself. My son is a high school junior and the frenzy over at our house has begun. I'm stressed, my husband's stressed, and my son Josh is a mess. I read about this book coming up and preordered a copy. It arrived and Josh disappeared for about an hour and then threw it onto my lap saying, "Well this makes sense Mom you read it." I did and feel calmer already. It puts things in perspective without telling us to give up. Sure, Josh can do this thing...without losing his mind.
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