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If you're like many other international applicants to U.S. and U.K. universities, you may be unsure how to write an application essay or personal statement. Relax! There is nothing to fear. You can write great essays. You just need to know what is expected of you. While there are countless "guides" to writing application essays for U.S. and U.K. colleges and universities, many are a waste of time. There are no tricks that will allow you to write a great essay in thirty minutes, and reading a bunch of essays that "worked" isn't really going to help you write YOUR essays. What's worse, little if any of the advice in other guides is tailored to meet the needs of international students. After years of watching overseas applicants struggle with the essay writing process, the need for this guide became clear.
Whether you are applying to colleges and universities in the United States or United Kingdom this guide has you covered. The advice inside is "battlefield-tested." Everything included has helped real overseas applicants to U.S. and U.K. colleges and universities succeed; it can do the same for you. Inside the second edition of the Worldwide Scholar Overseas Applicants' Guide to College Application Essays & Personal Statements you will find detailed advice on preparing to write your essays, choosing topics, writing the essays and editing the essays.
We can't guarantee you will get into Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Cambridge or Oxford using our guide. No one can! But it can help you find your voice, allowing you to show the universities who you really are while avoiding the common pitfalls that plague essays from international students.
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Headquartered in Hong Kong, Worldwide Scholar™ is an educational publishing and information company with a global perspective that focuses on the needs and dreams of high school students, regardless of where in the world they call home.
Its founder has seen these needs and these dreams up close, having worked in education for over a decade as both a teacher and administrator. For the past decade, he has taught government and politics at some of Asia's and the world's top prep schools, where he has also counseled students on college applications. A native of New York City and a former Wall Street attorney and financial, legal, and political journalist; he is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Currently, Worldwide Scholar™ offers online college and university admissions counseling and application essay advice and editing services, overseas education consulting services, and AP® U.S. Government and AP® Comparative Government study guides, an in-depth online U.S. Government and Comparative Government course and AP® U.S. Government and AP® Comparative Government test prep services.
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