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College Application Mistakes: Not Proofreading

College Application Mistakes: Not Proofreading

Oh, man. Talk about an easy one to fix. Bless the students who come to me and say, "my essay is done! I'm ready to turn it in!" I read it over, and while the ideas may be good, there are spelling errors and grammatical mistakes all over the place. Colleges care about...

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What My Teachers Did for Me

What My Teachers Did for Me

Mr. Hogan taught me that reading wasn’t enough: I needed to internalize and take good notes. Mrs. Mac let me cry on her shoulder in the hallway. She made choir and orchestra a safe place to be myself. Mrs. Anastacio gave me my first B. She looked me square in the eye...

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What Do You Know About Rejection?

What Do You Know About Rejection?

When I was a sophomore at Yale, my acting professor Toni Dorfman looked at the class over the top of her Hogwarts-level spectacles and said, “every director should be forced to act in a play at least once a year. That way they will remember what it feels like to be...

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