Friday, July 27, 2007

Even more tips on the college application essay -- this time from the Times

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
A workshop for low-income students teaches them that their life experiences can be as powerful as stellar grades.

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