How to prepare an exceptional application essay!

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Top Admit was invited by National Taiwan Normal University to give speech about how to prepare application essay, rec letter, and resume.

Top Admit was invited by National Taiwan Normal University to give speech about how to prepare application essay, rec letter, and resume.

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  • 3 kinds of essay. Strong itself. Compelling language. Humor.

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  • 1. Top Admit Application Essay Consulting Charles Chin Director www.topadmit.com NTNU Taipei April 2010
  • 2. Introduction of Speaker
    • Charles Chin
      • Found Top Admit ( www.topadmit.com ) online application essay company in 2005.
      • Has helped hundreds of students get into elite graduate schools such as Harvard, MIT , Stanford , etc. Worked as Taipei Municipal Library Study Aboard Lecturer.
      • Worked for various Fortune 500 companies in various functions.
      • Graduated with M.S. from Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison and also studied at GSB Stanford.
  • 3.
    • Study abroad: a life-changing experience?
  • 4.
    • YES!!
  • 5. Personal Growth: Play Hard!
  • 6. Professional & Career: Work Hard!
  • 7.
    • Do not limit yourself! Everything is possible!
  • 8. Agenda
    • How to prepare a compelling essay
    • Top Admit Background
  • 9.  
  • 10.
    • Isaiah 26:2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
    But the truth is that the acceptance rate each year is less than 8%.
  • 11.
    • Motivation, preparation, and maybe a little bit luck.
    But how would you demonstrate that you are “the one?”
  • 12. The importance of the essay during the application process
    • Error Free
    • Good Flow
    • Use of Compelling Language
    • Impressive
    Schools use application essay to separate the exceptional from the mediocre candidates. They want to know your thinking process!
  • 13. The importance of the essay during the application process cont’d
    • Not just a laundry list, but a compelling story.
    • Your strengths = Qualities school needs.
    • Funny?
    • Big and fancy words?
    • Flattering the university?
    • Empty statements.
    • Jargons.
  • 14. Example of Before v.s. After
    • An top univ. grad applied for Yale.
    • Checked many essay examples but...
    • The statement of purpose was lack of in-depth thinking and did not know how to demonstrate her strengths & uniqueness in a proper & structured way.
  • 15. General questions adcom wants to know from your recommender
    • Relationship
    • Strengths ( quantitative & specific examples )
    • Accomplishment/ Performance
    • Knowledge in chosen field of study
    • Leadership & people skills
    • English ability
    • Personality
    • Q&A or Letter format
  • 16. Professional tone & specific examples to prove your readiness
    • Dear Mr. <Name>,
    • It is an honor to recommend Mr. <Name> for admission to your program in Electronic and Computer Engineering. It has been a delight to get to know Mr. <Name>, who stands alone as the best and most promising student I have ever taught.
  • 17. Professional tone & specific examples to prove your readiness
    • During the two years I served as <Name>’s academic and M.S. thesis advisor , I witnessed his transformation from a somewhat anxious new student into a mature TA, confident and capable when leading undergraduate students in a complicated <class>.
  • 18. Colorful and vivid resume?!
  • 19. Neat resume to show your strengths effectively!
  • 20. A completed “you!” Essays are ¾ of them! Neat and easily understood Resume Persuasive Rec Letters Compelling Essays Superior Academic Achievements A strong applicant: A Top Admit!
  • 21. Why do you need an editing service?
    • Poor English = Immediate rejection.
    • Good writer also needs an editor. Need a application essay expert to criticize your writing so you can improve it!
    • Small investment = Brighter future.
  • 22. Top Admit Background
    • Established in 2005, Top Admit Application Essay Consulting (www.topadmit.com) now is the premiere college admissions consultancy online.
    • Our mission is to help our clients gain admission to the schools of their choice by providing: translation, editing, proofreading, and critique on essays, resumes, and recommendation letters.
    • Our editors are native-English speaking graduates of prestigious schools as Harvard, Cornell, Brown, and Yale , with degrees in varied fields. S ome have served as admissions committee (adcoms) in Ivy League schools.
  • 23. Top Admit Competitive Advantages
    • Best editorial group . Ivy-League graduates.
    • Both localized & Americanized. Bilingual consultants to bridge the language gap.
    • Best quality . R egularly reviewed & rated.
    • Constructive critique . Not just editing. Also provide you constructive feedback.
    • Countless success stories . 90% of customers got admitted by schools of their top-choice.
    • Fastest turnaround time . Delivered on time (fastest in 24 hours).
    • Easy to use . Work with us from the comfort of your home.
  • 24. Top Admit Services
    • Essay Basic Editing
    • Essay Premium Editing
    • MBA Essay Editing
    • Recommendation Letter
    • Resume
    • Essay Translation
    • Essay Preparation
  • 25. Q &A