Category Archives: College Admissions

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 no alternative. Britain was going…Read the full article

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 Bowl Most Valuable Player Awards…Read the full article

Reciprocal, Stoic, Sycophantic! Aliens, Zebras!

Jonathan’s profile is over flowing with modest grades in English, poor verbal test scores. He has never read a book that was not assigned and has overlooked many books that were. His most articulate replies in the classroom are mono-syllabic grunts, yet Jonathan’s college admissions essays are replete with “plethoras,” “turpitudes,” and “obdurates.” I’m thinking…Read the full article

More College Admissions Scams

Sometimes the hucksters are so mind-numbingly feckless that they contradict themselves in the same paragraph of their hard sell, sales piece. Imagine if someone communicated both of the following statements: “I’m mailing your check today” AND “I’m 200 fathoms deep in a nuclear submarine off the coast of Komsolsky.” “How’s the mail delivery in the…Read the full article

Oh, You Shouldn’t Have.

No list of “The Greatest Movies of All Time” is complete without including Orson Wells’s 1940 tour de force, “Citizen Kane.” The following dialog seems to predict conversations in my office 71 years after the film was produced: KANE As far as you’re concerned, Susan, I’ve never wanted anything – I don’t want anything now…Read the full article