Friday, May 9, 2014

Those 4 College App Essays About Money, Work, Social Class

The New York Times article I posted earlier might only be available to those who pay a special premium. If you want to read the four college application essays the Times selected in the previous post, here's the place to start. Apologies if you could not get to the Times piece through the link in my previous post.

"Talking about money is hard. Writing well about yourself may be harder still. So trying to do both at once, as a teenager, while addressing complete strangers who control your future, would seem to be foolhardy.

"But each year, plenty of high school seniors who are applying to college give it a go. Many skip the story of the sports team triumph or the grandparent’s death and write essays about weighty social issues like work, class and wealth, or lack thereof. Perhaps that’s what affects them most. Or maybe those are the subjects that they think will attract an admissions officer’s eye.

"In any case, for the second year, we put out a nationwide call for the best college application essays about these topics. With the help of Jennifer Delahunty, the dean of admissions and financial aid at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and an accomplished essayist and editor herself, we picked four to share here. READ MORE

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