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!

What’s Up At Forbes.com

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

The Crabby Counselor Dispenses More Essay Advice

At readers' request, Crabby doles out some more tips for college application essay writers. You may not realize it, but many, many students are applying to college this fall. Many, many. And college admission people have to read all the essays you write. They do, too, if Crabby's own experience is any indication. Thousands of … Continue reading The Crabby Counselor Dispenses More Essay Advice

The Crabby Counselor Talks About the College Application Essay

My guest blogger is back with some advice about the college application essay. As an English teacher, college admission officer, and college counselor, I've read thousands of college application essays and actually have looked forward to reading most of them, but there's a lot of junk out there, even from otherwise good students. Their writing … Continue reading The Crabby Counselor Talks About the College Application Essay