I hated the SAT. I still hate it. It doesn't really measure your intelligence, which is made up of so many different qualities. Intelligence isn't just a number--it's about how curious you are, how you progress, your ability to shift perspectives and take on problems.
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It's easy to get caught up in increasing your "status" as a student. How do you get that extra 10 points on your in-class exam?
The course lists for colleges are often endless. Teachers have probably already talked about how limited the high school roster is in comparison. Although you might be thinking classes like "astronomy" and "philosophy," the list goes even longer and trust me, it can get very esoteric and
Study breaks can be a rabbit hole. Sometimes, you take a break and the online labyrinth takes you to the unknown (you start by Googling which Xbox games are coming out next month and end up on
I got lucky. When I went to U.C. Santa Cruz, I thought it would be the worst. I really wanted to be at the ever-prestigious and renowned U.C. Berkeley, and even with a high SAT score, my relatively low GPA wasn't enough to cut it.
At U.C. Berkeley, you may see a screen that takes up the size of the wall. It displays images of people around the world walking, sleeping, laughing, and living ordinary lives.
You've checked your phone so many times that your wrist is sore. So, you take a break, staring at the ceiling. Maybe it's time for a snack?
Harvard University is addressing a crisis: how do we get food for the hungry? How can we best make sure people's needs are met while doing it in a healthy and sustainable way?
If you were like me in class, you preferred to observe. You liked to take in your environment and soak in all the details. When it was time for a class discussion, you preferred to listen rather than assert your opinion.
College might as well be another universe. The schedule is different. The lifestyle is more independent. The teachers are now ‘professors’ with different agendas.
Technology is evolving constantly (this isn’t any news to you, right?). Really, teachers, administrators, and students have a hard time keeping up!
Williams College is an incredible liberal arts college located in the vibrant Williamstown, Mass. It is the second oldest institution of higher learning in Massachusetts and hosts a number of notable alumni and staff, many known for their accomplishments in the humanities and liberal arts.
Time doesn’t always have value for young adults--summers feel endless, the clock couldn’t tick any slower as you’re waiting to get out of your least favorite class. Time can even be wasted!
Students might groan at the thought of a “fun but productive summer” spent at a summer program. To them, this just means more nights spent at home in front of a book (except this time they get to watch their friends drive off to a concert from their window). But, summer extracurricular activities don’t have to be draining. In fact, a summer program should be joyful and exciting.