November 12, If you are applying to college now, you probably know what I mean. I remember being extremely stressed out by cutthroat competition and judgment from high-achieving peers. I did not have a unifying passion, just a handful of scattered interests, a strong work ethic, and a busy life kind of like now, ha.
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14 Ridiculous Things People Put on Their College Applications
It's been a long time since I penned my college application essays, but that doesn't mean I don't still appreciate them. On the contrary: I think memorable college admissions essays are to be applauded. Because anyone who can make theirs interesting, thus bringing a modicum of relief to those who have to actually sit there and plow through them all, definitely deserves some acknowledgment for their work. And hey, wouldn't you know it? As is wont to happen in an AskReddit thread, many — possibly even the majority, although I haven't actually counted them, so do with that what you will — of the responses did not come from their intended source; in this case, we're talking about college admissions officers. Either way, though, they're all good for a laugh — and a few of them might even teach you something.
On May 10, just a few days before Advanced Placement tests were scheduled to begin for high-schoolers around the world, a Reddit user, Dinosauce, created a new subreddit, APTests Its stated purpose? Using class notes, or even Googling during the test, is kosher.
Abigail Mack, 18, from Massachusetts, just got into one of the most prestigious universities in the world. As per Upworthy, Abigail stood out from the crowd after telling the story of how she was able to thrive in high school while struggling with the loss of her mom to cancer. Instead of boasting about her academic achievements in her admission essay, she decided to open up about her grieving process. Abigail recently posted the opening of her Harvard letter on TikTok, gathering over 16 million views. To condemn an entire letter because of its use.