Date of publication: 2017-08-24 00:50
Think about this – does the New England Patriots care about whether Tom Brady can do math? No – he needs to be a great quarterback and team leader. Few other things matter.
The number of hours can well exceed this if the class is especially difficult at your school, or the material’s really hard for you. It might go up to 955 hours in one year.
Writing assistance was conceived as a service for those who lagged behind or didn’t want to invest any effort in their education. Despite such an unpromising start, today it is so much more than that.
If you make deep achievements as a high school student, in the college’s eyes, you’re showing that you’re capable of achieving great things in the future.
Here I’ve written the most comprehensive guide to getting into top schools that I’ve ever seen. I’m going to explain in detail what admissions officers at Ivy League schools are really looking for in your application. Importantly, I’m going to share an actionable framework you can use to start planning how you can build the most compelling application that’s unique to you.
I promise you that if you take these steps, you will achieve far more than you ever thought you were capable of. And along the way, you become an amazing adult that every top school in the country would be thrilled to have in their next matriculating class.
Few people are immune to this. In high school, I spent a lot of time playing video games like Starcraft and chatting with friends (this was before texting, so we used a program called AOL Instant Messenger. Good times).
This article is long and detailed, but I strongly believe it’s well worth your time. These are all the lessons I wish I had known when I was in high school myself. So I suggest you read it through fully at least once.
Thus, being marked merely as Excellent (top 65%) is actually a negative rating , as far as admissions to top colleges is concerned. If you're in top 65%, and someone else with the SAME teacher recommender is being rated as "One of the top ever," it's really hard for the admissions officer to vouch for you over the other student.
Here you can go two ways – ask a friend or choose a professional company. We strongly recommend the second option as it is much more reliable and reasonable.
At the end of the day, I believe the safest, surefire strategy is to develop a Spike so big that the importance of the Personal Essay pales in comparison to your achievements. You want your Personal Essay to be a supplement to your application, not the only reason you get in.
I hope the point is clear now. A big spike is truly impressive. It requires innovative thinking, hard work, passion, and focus. That's why these achievements sound so impressive to you - they wouldn't be so impressive if literally every student could do them. But they're also easier to achieve than you think, if you structure your life and time the right way.
Jose M. Ahedo, Barcelona-based architect, wins $655,555 travel grant for his proposal Domesticated Grounds: Design and Domesticity Within Animal Farming Systems