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What’s Up At Forbes.com

Here’s my down and dirty advice for last-minute shoppers, er, essay writers: https://goo.gl/5LOVuW   Advertisements

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The Charge of the Bright Brigade

Thousands of talented and ambitious students are futilely throwing themselves at high status, low admit rate colleges. Although they have virtually no chance of admission, the pull of status is stronger than logic. This situation leads to overwork, stress, and … Continue reading

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Putting the College Process in Its Place

Crabby wants to put the college process in its place… Proposition: The college admission/application process has become far too ponderous and complex. It has ceased to be a complementary part of secondary school life and instead become central, overwhelming the … 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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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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Achievement and Standardized Testing

Back in 2001, Richard Atkinson, then president of the University of California system, sent shock waves through the testing community by suggesting that he would recommend dropping the SAT I in favor of the SAT II. The SAT II, unlike … Continue reading

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That Queasy Feeling…

This post was featured at the website and blog College Admission… If you’re a high school senior, your interior monologue is probably going something like this right about now: “God, I hope Acme College likes me. I should have taken … Continue reading

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