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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