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Sophomore research paper provokes anxiety

Sophomore research paper provokes anxiety

Emma Dantas '21

May 24, 2019

  There are few things more daunting than sitting in front of an online Google document, knowing a minimum of eight pages needs to be filled with original writing in a persuasive and coherent way for one’s English teacher to grade in order to graduate. As you begin to crack your knuckles, thinking about how you are possibly going to be able to meet the page requirement and get your rough draft in by the end of this week...

Standardized essays prove inaccurate, unnecessary

Standardized essays prove inaccurate, unnecessary

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

October 4, 2018

By Eddie Kiev ’20   As you prepare to take the SAT or ACT, you will inevitably encounter the optional essay. You knew about the dreaded multiple choice sections, but the essay? You ponder whether or not to take it. Students have encountered frequent problems with essay scores not aligning with mul...

Lying about myself to show you who I really am

Lying about myself to show you who I really am

Anonymous Author

November 9, 2015

“What can you tell us about yourself that we can’t see in your application? We want to know who you are and why we should want you on our campus next fall.”   Cliches like these cover the “Apply Now” pages for university websites all across the nation.   They’re lying.   As a senior who j...

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