A story (linked below) in today's New York Times continues our never-ending discussion about how to write a great college application essay.
After reading this story, a student might be tempted to emulate Steve Martin's wonderful movie The Jerk, which Martin begins with the words, "I was born a poor black child in Mississippi."
July 27, 2007
Making a Hard-Life Story Open a Door to College
By SARA RIMER
A workshop for low-income students teaches them that their life experiences can be as powerful as stellar grades.