Saturday, August 14, 2010

Don't Stalk the Admissions Officer By Risa Lewak Review by Ana

The college admissions process is:
A) Similar to gallbladder surgery without anesthesia
B) Worse than watching American Idol auditions without earplugs
C) Soul-destroying, ego-crushing, and life-sucking
D) Actually kind of funny when you think about it
E) All of the above

There’s no denying it: Applying to college is a grueling journey just shy of cruel and unusual punishment. But that doesn’t mean you can’t laugh along the way. If college is on your horizon, Don’t Stalk the Admissions Officer shows you how to ace the tricky application process—while maintaining your sense of humor and sanity. Former pre-admissions counselor Risa Lewak empowers you to craft a killer essay, choose between the SAT and ACT, score stellar recommendations, nail the interview, handle overly involved parents, and more. You’ll also learn how to navigate crucial post-application issues, like financial aid, rejection, and deciding whether to take a year off. Packed with insider tips, helpful suggestions, and laugh-out-loud anecdotes, this savvy handbook gives you the know-how and confidence to conquer this stressful rite of passage . . . and minimize nervous breakdowns.

This is was hilarious! From the first page, I was dying of laughter. I read thid book in one sitting since it was short, but very informative. I thought it was going to take weeks for me to finish this one with all of its information, but it was an easy read and easy to remember information. I loved it so much!

Going through the college process is hard and I know because I'm going to go through it this year and before I read this book, I was freaking out. But I learned how not to get so stressed over, but in a light way. I do feel better about starting school and the college process now because I know I have this book in handy.

I loved books that can make me laugh really hard and I don't usually find them, but this one was funny. All I did was laugh and all the laughing makes you feel better about everything so when stress hits you in the admissions process, have a good laugh with this book because not only will it help, it won't make you cry.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I had a great experieance reading it. Risa really knows how to get her readers attention and knows how to make something so scary, funny. If you're going through thid process, I recommand getting this book. It does help.


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