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Recommended Reading & Resources

Elise's Columns on College Admissions

   Elise's educational columns, covering many aspects of the college admissions process, appear regularly in Connecticut newspapers. Click on a title below to read the complete article:

College Admissions Process

Daniel Golden, The Price of Admission (Crown 2006) (revealing look at preferential tips for wealth, legacy, athletics, and more at top schools)

Jerome Karabel, The Chosen (Houghton Mifflin 2005) (historical analysis of changes in the college admissions process)

Alexandra Robbins, The Overachievers (Hyperion 2006) (profiles driven high schools kids in quest for admission to top colleges)

Jacques Steinberg, The Gatekeepers (Viking 2002) (NY Times reporter permitted to follow Wesleyan's admissions office)

SAT Preparation Guides

L. Carnevale, Hot Words for the SAT 1

Collegeboard, The Official SAT Study Guide: For the New SAT

Peterson's, The Real ACT Prep Guide

Rocket Review, The Ultimate Guide to the New SAT

College Selection Guides

Fisk Guide to Colleges

Yale Daily News ed., The Insider's Guide to Colleges (St.MartinsGriffin 2006)

J. Eliscu, Schools That Rock The Rolling Stone College Guide (Wenner Books 2005)

Mapquest, CollegeQuest

College Essay Writing Tips

Harry Bauld, On Writing The College Application Essay (Harper Reference 2001)

http://www.virginia.edu/undergradadmission/writingtheessay.html

http://www.conncoll.edu/admissions/essays/index.html

Sampling of College News

www.ivygateblog.com

www.dailypennsylvanian.com

www.yaledailynews.com

www.cornelldailysun.com

Sampling of Admission Blogs

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

        http://www.mitadmissions.org/Matt.shtml

        http://www.mitadmissions.org/Ben.shtml

    University of Virginia:

        http://uvaapplication.blogspot.com/

        http://uvaadmission.blogspot.com/

    Johns Hopkins:

        http://hopkins.typepad.com/

    Connecticut College:

        http://admissionblog.conncoll.edu/