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What Colleges Are Looking For Today

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Snippet of Learning at Home: What Colleges Are Looking For Today When an applicant's grades are on par with a majority of other applicants, a strong personal statement could be a game changer for how far their application gets them. It's important to write about things that make the applicant stand out from others, and show more depth than their transcripts or test scores show. Asking parents and teachers for advice on a personal statement is always helpful, since they have a bit more experience with documents of the such or have been through it themselves. Share a story that shows who you really are, what you've accomplished in life outside of your grades and academic achievements. Write a personal statement that will make recruiters love you.
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Steve Magat, Education Consultation, talks with host Gil Cadiz about what colleges are looking for today. Steve discusses the advice he wrote in the final chapter of Tutor Doctor's Academic Success Formula book, The Well-Rounded Student: What Colleges are Looking for Today. He covers everything from test scores, grades, writing a unique personal statement, deciding on a college that is best for you, and much more.