Category Archives: college applications

Curating Your College List, Writing the Application Essay, College as Work, and Wondering About Colleges’ Effect On Society: New Forbes Entries

Some college application advice and some commentary. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Stand, Don’t Kneel, During the College Application Process

Crabby wants to reassure students, for once… Ten thoughts during application season: 1. Minimize stress and anxiety by thinking of yourself as someone offering your talents and abilities to a number of institutions rather than as someone begging to be … Continue reading

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Welcome to Tomorrowland!

Crabby wonders if colleges actually pay attention to the real world… The Disney-fication of American life continues apace with the brand spanking new soft focus cartoon that is the new college application procedure recently put forward by the PR-ready but apparently … Continue reading

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What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

Crabby wonders about form and substance… The more I think about college access and success for underserved students, the more I find myself reading and thinking about primary and secondary education as well. Too often, I’ve found, even students at … Continue reading

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From the Ridiculous to the Sublime

Crabby makes a few end of summer suggestions… Who knew that a movie made in 1989 with the flimsiest story and oldest high school students you can imagine would strike so closely at the absurdities of the college admission process? … Continue reading

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When Common Isn’t Ordinary

Crabby gloats, but not in a bad way… Crabby notes that several months ago he wrote that the Common Application was becoming too common and wondered how institutions as disparate as the University of Michigan and any small liberal arts … Continue reading

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The Crabby Counselor Asks, “How Many Books Does It Take to Get Into College?”

Crabby takes stock of what’s out there… New Orleans is a tough place to have a conference because, well, who wants to hunker down in a cavernous conference center when one can be retracing the footsteps of Kate Chopin, Tennessee … Continue reading

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