David Altshuler, M.S.
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Category: College Admissions

Angel’s Landing

Angel’s Landing is the best hike in Zion National Park. It is the most arduous and the steepest. The hike to Angel’s Landing takes the most time, climbs to the highest point, and has the best view at the top. In fact, Angel’s Landing is so difficult that six people

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Newsletter Number 100

The first of these newsletters, in a sense, took two and a half years to create. A savvy friend had suggested that my clients would enjoy and benefit from my stories of 34 years of teaching and working with special needs kids. “Just write up one story,” he intoned. “Your

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Never, Never, Never

When Churchill said, “Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy” the alternative was that there was–well–actually there was

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The Best College

I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that Tom Brady is a significantly better quarterback than Tim Tebow. In ten seasons, Brady has appeared in five Super Bowls, winning three of them; his career post season record of 16-5 is unparalleled; Brady has won two Super

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Essay: Friends without Benefits

Harry Bauld’s On Writing the College Application Essay may have turned 25 this year, but it remains the freshest, best book on the subject of the most dreaded 500 words a high school senior ever pens. Bauld’s scathing criticism of the essay he derides as “Pet Death”–“As I watched Buttons’s

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Response

An erudite reader responded to my column last week about bad parenting: “One question: Do people respond to requests for stories? It seems your call to action should be a bit higher up in the post and set apart rather than at the end and as part of another paragraph.

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“A Three-Hour Tour”

In order to best serve my admissions counseling clients, I have been visiting college campuses for the past 30 years. Although I have long since lost count of the number of universities I’ve toured, I imagine I’m coming up on 200. To help you avoid the inconveniences of travel, the

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You Don’t Say. Part Two

On a blustery winter morning in the early years of the war, the American engineer, Abraham Wald is shown hundreds of crippled planes that have limped back to an airfield in Southern England. The planes have been painted red in the area in which they have been struck by flak

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You Don’t Say. Part One

The Princess Esmerelda was as gracious as she was erudite. Well read, articulate and thoughtful, when she wore her flowing silk robes to affairs of state, her constituents smiled. On her 21st birthday, Esmerelda’s father brought her news of her impending marriage. He had made an alliance, he explained, with

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