One of my favorite students came to me late in her senior year for some guidance about her admissions essays for college. We had a productive chat. We talked about “show don’t tell” and about “hidden agenda.” I advised her to make her personal statement, well, personal, and to avoid using “plethora,” “esoteric,” and other…Read the full article
No! No! No! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Unless you’re a second semester junior the time to prepare for the SAT is later–possibly never–depending on a few particulars. Let’s examine the arguments in favor of preparing for the SAT before refuting them one by one. “I have to prepare for the SAT now,” says Katie, a sophomore…Read the full article
Believe it or not, there is no such thing as a good college. There is such a thing as a good match between a student and an institution.