Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Social: Applying For College Could Mean Finding Waldo

Source:  LA Times.

Imagine after filling out the college application and then being asked to write an essay.  Nothing to it right?  Not if the essay topics are designed to throw you for a loop like asking you to find where Waldo really is.

Going to college is more and more complicated with each passing year.  Forget about the rising monetary cost for a moment.  SAT, AP courses, play two or three different musical instruments, and tons of other extracurricular activities.  High school certainly ain’t what it used to be.  Then these the scary application process.  Now, some colleges are throwing prospective students with weird essay questions.

However, it is a new start and I’m sure the admission offices mean well.  And colleges want to make sure they’ve got the right kind of students joining its student bodies.  So, this LA Times article touches on some questions that are being posed to students.

But why are they doing this?  It’s simple.  College admissions hate read the same freaking thing over and over and over.  On top of that, they want to draw out the real you, if you happen to be a student.

Makes sense.  And let’s be honest.  Who doesn’t have near perfect SAT scores or GPA over 4.0 these days?  Still, I’m glad my college days were years and years ago and don’t have to go through today’s much tougher admission processes.

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