Advice for Freshmen, part 1

  Most advice I see aimed at high school freshmen (and their families) about academics and testing is fairly generic and even a bit unhelpful: work hard but have fun too. Get good grades but don’t worry too much if they’re not perfect. Take risks but don’t do anything crazy. None of this is wrong Read more about Advice for Freshmen, part 1[…]

Advice for Freshmen, part 2

Shape your story.   In part 1, I talked about why in freshman year you need to find your academic footing, and flagged some fundamental skills that all freshmen need by the end of the year. In part 2, I turn to why freshman year is about shaping your story—both in academics and in extracurriculars—and Read more about Advice for Freshmen, part 2[…]