Soundbite: The Admissions Secret That Gets You Into College And Beyond
ISBN: 0306874830
EAN13: 9780306874833
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 6, 2021
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 9.1" L x 7.2" W
Weight: 0.78 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Crack the code to college admissions and help students craft the ultimate statement of self-identity and get into their school of choice with this groundbreaking guide from America's College Counselor.

On average, an admissions committee takes seconds to decide whether to admit a student. They must sum up the student in one sentence that will tell them if a student is going to be a good fit for their program.

What is the best way to transform this admissions process from a stressful, pressure-cooker arms race into an empowering journey that paves the way to the best individual outcome?

Written by a college admissions insider turned consultant, Soundbite guides parents and students through the admissions process from start to finish. Armed with her knowledge of how the system works, Sara Harberson shares tried-and-tested exercises that have helped thousands of students gain admission to their school of choice. The soundbite, her signature tool, presents an opportunity for students to take the reins to craft their ultimate statement of self-identity and formulate their own personal definition of what is best. With this soundbite in place as their foundation, students achieve maximum impact when they present themselves to colleges. In doing so, the tables are turned: the student's fate no longer rests on a soundbite composed by an admissions officer. Instead, the student employs their own soundbite to define themselves on their own terms. Soundbite shifts the way we talk about the admissions proces--from Getting You In to Getting the Best You In.

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   Life advice
The book has great insight and advice for the college entrance process, but the soundbite concept is excellent for life in general! It has helped my graduating high school senior to rethink the activities she is already doing and think about them in terms of her future plans. It would help younger students by planning what classes they will take and what activities they want to focus on. Soundbite is basically a mission statement, but is more practical and action-able than the missionary statements I am used from the business world. I work with my daughter through the exercises with her. This is a book that you could hand over to your kid easily, but I think that working with her helps her to be more thoroughly thinking through things and gives her a more perspective. A great book. It is a difference maker for the college admission process.
This is the 5th book I have purchased on college admissions and this is the best I have read hands down. Sara Harberson shares in this book something I can't put my finger on quite. It's like she's teaching parents and students the music to obtain admissions, instead of the lyrics. I GET IT for the first time. I truly understand the melody of what admissions officers are now looking for in candidates. This is a must-read for anyone who is shooting for selective schools.
   Words of wisdom for college admissions!
So grateful that Sara Harberson has written a book to share her immense and expert knowledge of college admissions! This book is a much needed lifeline to students and parents who are navigating the rigorous college application and admissions process. A must read for anyone who applies to college!
   Better than an elevator pitch
Sara's book is a must have for the college admission process. It is packed with helpful information and takes you step-by-step through developing the key to orienting the student in the best possible light. I highly recommend ''.
   One-stop guide to college admissions with actionable advice
If you are going to purchase a book about college admissions, this is the one! Sara has worked on both sides of the college admissions industry, as an admissions director at an Ivy League University as well as the head of admissions of a high school + on the liberal arts side, leading college counseling. Sara combines her decades of experience with an unparalleled ability to cut through the he said '' of college admissions, getting to the essence of how students should develop their truth and find themselves with a range of colleges that are a good match.
   Your college application 1 liner
A wonderful book to help the admission process. The sound bite approach helps to logically approach the process and make sure that your child presents who they are during the process. Sara Harberson regularly shares her knowledge in her free Instagram chats and also offers weekly Facebook live sessions. This book is a nice complement and reference as she explains the admission process from all sides.
   One of the most helpful college admissions books I own!
I have two children in high school and listen religiously to Sara's Instagram and Facebook Lives. She has been a crazy source of information and helped me to calm my family's anxiety about the phenomenal college admission process. I have awaited her book eagerly, and it does not disappoint! I look forward to seeing what Soundbites my children come up with when I pass the book to them!
   Great Resource for College Bound Students and their Parents
I can 't tell you how much I enjoyed reading Soundbite. I couldn t put it down! It was so informative and well written, and I now feel like I really understand the soundbite. The next step will be to get my high school junior to read it and do the exercises, I encourage everyone to read this book!
   Easy to follow resource - excellent read
This book provides practical tips and breaks it into a manageable process.