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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 the ultimate letdown of rejection, despite the fact that there are many great colleges that … Continue reading The Charge of the Bright Brigade

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 academics and extracurriculars it is supposed to observe and highlight. Colleges and high schools need … Continue reading Putting the College Process in Its Place

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 admitted to a secret, elite society. 2. Don't be a supplicant, pleading on your knees … Continue reading Stand, Don’t Kneel, During the College Application Process

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? For a 90 minute primer on the various indignities of the process from students' and admission … Continue reading From the Ridiculous to the Sublime