I recently had the pleasure of talking to a group of high school students in a summer writing program about college application essays.
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One frenzied application season is just over and another - take a deep breath - is about to begin.
By March 31st, college applicants around the worl...
When the Common Application organization came into being in the 1970s, the point of it was to streamline college admissions, create one application and one essay that would do everything. Great idea, right? Yes. And no.
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For most students, the image to cultivate is that of someone who doesn't care, who leaves everything to the last minute, and who miraculously pulls off "A" papers and top test scores.
I receive phone calls from parents who have been wrestling with the consequences of private tutoring. Their concern is that tutoring is, at best, a band-aid and, at worst, a crutch.
For many students in New York City, the less well-known high school exam, the SHSAT, may be the most important standardized test of their academic careers.
This is a love story. You know, boy meets girl. Boy gets girl. Girl gets boy. To follow her to New York.
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