Saturday, December 19, 2009

College Admission: Be Yourself

The early admission result is out. Congratulations to several friends of my kids who got admitted to Stanford, MIT, or Caltech.

I just learned about the article "College Admissions Myths" from Forbes.com. It was written in 2006. Base on the college results of many students that I have come to know, the advices are quite true.

"Knowing the tricks can only get you so far. In the end, to be an ideal candidate for a college, a student must work hard, develop a sense of passion, yearn for intellectual and personal stimulation, pursue activities outside of the classrooms in a profound way--and remember to breathe in the process. Says the Collegiate School's Breimer: "Be yourself. Don't try to beat the system."

http://www.forbes.com/2006/09/13/college-admissions-myths-lead-careers-cx_de_college06_0914myths.htm

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