In Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow, Nobel winner Daniel Kahneman reveals how we need to distinguish between repetitive tasks that require “fast” thinking and problem-solving, which requires “slow,” focused attention.
- I learned
- I realized
- I felt
What? Isn't the idea to use your essays to show colleges how you've overcome challenges and are now ready, willing and able to succeed in college?
The Common Application is run by an unwieldy committee of admissions officers from all types of colleges. This year they took a major step backwards, expanding a simplified list of five personal statement (aka “college essays”) options to seven, including one which gives you the option to submit something you wrote for another purpose.
With so many colleges offering versions of Early Action and Early Decision, one of your strongest admission moves when figuring out how to get into college is to get your first applications finished and out the door by the Early Action deadline.
Even if your high school doesn’t spend much time on college admissions--or if most people from your high school apply to the local college--here are five reasons why you should get started now, and send out a handful of Early Action applications.
A college is a community of diverse individuals. What is your ideal of community? What communities do you come from? How have those communities shaped and supported you and how have you shaped and supported those communities? What do you uniquely bring to your college community?
The community essay is an opportunity to show what community means to you, how you make a difference in your community today, and how you plan to get involved in your college community.