Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Geography; schmeeography

Shhh, don't tell anyone, but we read some history in the first half hour of class and reminded ourselves of the occupations of our American ancestors--via the genealogy information. 

In the name of narrowing down college choices, Craig and Riley took the online quiz at FindYourSpot.com.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Gary Canter visits

He reiterated his rant about essay writing, explaining, "Write about the seed, not the watermelon."

Colleges, he said, want at least three kinds of essays, career, experience and activity essays, with a fourth "wild card" topic.

Show and Tell pieces have become part of nearly all good applications, he said, and recommended a NYT article that gave several examples.

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