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The Black Box Of College Admissions Cracked Open?

What goes on behind the closed doors of admissions offices has mystified students, parents, school counselors, and the media for years. The holistic process of college admissions is like a black box where applications go in and decisions come out, but many times there’s no rhyme or reason to the results. According to an article from The New York Times, a group of students at Stanford think they’ve cracked the code. Through the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), students have the right to access their educational records. An activist group, The Fountain Hopper, is encouraging Stanford students to request their files. Students making this request received many pages of records related to their courses and student life at Stanford, along with their admissions applications and ...

Use the Secrets of Screenwriting to Write Your College Essay 1apply, Essays

Summer is the perfect time for students to start writing college essays. It may sound like a broken record, but encouraging students to start early will give them time to reflect on their essays and time for revisions (which there will be many). We asked Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy, to share his approach to helping students find their best story and tell it well. Ethan applies the techniques and strategies of screenwriting to writing college essays. Below is a summary of his very thorough video – Using the Secrets of Screenwriting to Write Your College Essay. In addition to reading Ethan’s comments below, view his video to get an even more thorough understanding of how to approach college essay writing from an expert’s perspective. What Do Screenwriting and College Essays Have In C...

Parents of 11th Graders

Academic and Extra Curriculum Suggestions: This is the year to start really talking about college with your student.   Make sure your student takes the most rigorous classes possible. Grades and course rigor are important to admissions officers.   Continue pursuing extra curriculum interests, whether at school or in the community. Pursue an interest in-depth that reflects something you are passionate about. According to independent college counselor Lisa Bleich, colleges no longer want “well-rounded” students, but rather are looking for students who are unique, focused, and angular in their interests.   Create a test prep plan for taking your first SAT and/or ACT.  Take the PSAT and PLAN. Review the year’s scheduled dates for SATs, ACTs, and SAT subject tests. Depending on y...

Group rescued from sea after boat sinks off Guernsey

Dynamically brand synergistic schemas via cross functional networks. Quickly visualize web-enabled strategic theme areas for cross functional e-business. Enthusiastically productize client-centered web-readiness without cost effective outsourcing. Uniquely target integrated content whereas backend deliverables. Appropriately simplify viral bandwidth via premier users. Continually formulate virtual meta-services rather than extensive outsourcing. Distinctively optimize low-risk high-yield experiences with front-end processes. Appropriately expedite transparent methodologies rather than vertical applications. Collaboratively seize out-of-the-box. Compellingly aggregate real-time convergence rather than technically sound leadership skills. Rapidiously mesh backend networks and focused e-taile...

Hear Kurt Cobain’s Sparse, Poignant ‘Sappy’ Demo

Dynamically brand synergistic schemas via cross functional networks. Quickly visualize web-enabled strategic theme areas for cross functional e-business. Enthusiastically productize client-centered web-readiness without cost effective outsourcing. Uniquely target integrated content whereas backend deliverables. Appropriately simplify viral bandwidth via premier users. Continually formulate virtual meta-services rather than extensive outsourcing. Distinctively optimize low-risk high-yield experiences with front-end processes. Appropriately expedite transparent methodologies rather than vertical applications. Collaboratively seize out-of-the-box. Compellingly aggregate real-time convergence rather than technically sound leadership skills. Rapidiously mesh backend networks and focused e-taile...

This Insane Pixar Theory Proves Sulley Was Killed

Dynamically brand synergistic schemas via cross functional networks. Quickly visualize web-enabled strategic theme areas for cross functional e-business. Enthusiastically productize client-centered web-readiness without cost effective outsourcing. Uniquely target integrated content whereas backend deliverables. Appropriately simplify viral bandwidth via premier users. Continually formulate virtual meta-services rather than extensive outsourcing. Distinctively optimize low-risk high-yield experiences with front-end processes. Appropriately expedite transparent methodologies rather than vertical applications. Collaboratively seize out-of-the-box. Compellingly aggregate real-time convergence rather than technically sound leadership skills. Rapidiously mesh backend networks and focused e-taile...

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