Education and Academia

Past Sessions

2017

Caroline Ortiz, a freshman at Princeton University, spoke to the participants of Unit III about the college application and selection process.  She gave them tips to write their best application essays, for example, that they "show," and not simply "tell" about their good qualities.  She also encouraged them to think about their favorite subjects and look at course offerings in those subjects in order to see if they will actually enjoy learning at a given school.  Finally, the Unit III participants appreciated advice that she gave that can be applied as much to life in general as to writing college essays: "Don't harbor an insecurity about something you're not good at--focus on the positive"

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