Posts Tagged ‘College Admissions’

Surprise! How It Can Help You Get Accepted

By - Nov 30, 00:50 AM   Comments [0]

"My visit to the cemetary on Friday gave new meaning to 'Black Friday' for me." Actually it didn't. But if it had, that line would have provided a strong opening to this post on the second of Made to Stick's six principles of memorable, persuasive communication:...

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Personal Statement Tip: A Core Concept is Central to Essay Success

By - Nov 4, 12:42 PM   Comments [0]

I am almost finished reading Made to Stick by the brothers Chip and Dan Heath. I recommend it highly to those of you in sales, communications, or teaching. Quant jocks? You probably don't need it. The authors researched and identified the factors that cause communications to...

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Personal Statement Tip: Too many topics, too many words

By - Sep 1, 13:27 PM   Comments [0]

I just got back from an almost two-week vacation crowned by our younger son’s joyous wedding to a wonderful young woman. We couldn’t be happier. My husband once again faced the challenge of speaking at the wedding, and after the wedding commented on the difficulties inherent...

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Happening @ Accepted.com

By - Jul 20, 12:37 PM   Comments [0]

On Friday I promised a whole new Accepted.com,and it's up! Please check it out. We know there a few items to clean up, but please let us know what you like and dislike. You can let us know in comments below or just by contacting...

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Annual Bday Sale: 50% off Accepted Ebooks

By - May 7, 12:40 PM   Comments [0]

Just as my birthday rolls around once a year so does Accepted's annual birthday sale. I want to share my presents with you by offering you once-a-year savings on Accepted’s Ebooks and CD’s. All Accepted's ebooks are 50% off through this Monday May 11. To...

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US News Grad Rankings Are Out!

By - Apr 23, 10:38 AM   Comments [0]

The US News just released its 2009 Grad School Rankings. I'm going to list the top ten for business school, law school, and medical school (research) and provide links to the ranking methodology for each category. For other graduate specialties, please visit the US News...

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What’s Going on @Accepted

By - Mar 11, 10:04 AM   Comments [0]

There is a lot going on at Accepted! Save $100 on any editing or consulting purchase totaling $1,000 or more. This special ends Thursday March 12. Don't miss it. Indiana Kelley MBA admissions chat with Jim Holmen on Thursday March 12 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET/5:00...

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Accepted.com News: $100 Off Special, Beautiful B-School Photo Contest, UNC Chat,

By - Feb 12, 13:03 PM   Comments [0]

This is the quiet season in terms of admissions, but it is anything, but dull here. We are planning exciting initiatives for 2009 and 2010 applicants. Here are just a few: Late Season Special. Accepted's own modest contribution to the Porkulus, I mean Stimulus, Plan: $100...

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Great Application Essay

By - Dec 29, 10:04 AM   Comments [0]

I just read a great application essay/personal statement, and it's not even written by an Accepted client. In fact, it's not even written by an applicant. My daughter sent me a link to "Pay It Backwards: An Act Of Coffee Kindness" by Arthur Rosenfeld, a novelist,...

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