college

You Don’t Have to be Spiky, but Please Don’t be Well-rounded

I’m possibly the least well-rounded person you will ever meet. I mean it. I suck at so many things. Just terrible. I can’t do math, or draw, or cook, or sing, or act, or include the unbelievable artwork from my artist, Felicia Tzeng, on Reddit , or plan, or make a competent TikTok , or lift heavy things, or dress myself, or promote stuff correctly, or lightly edit a piece once it’s live without the entire Goddamn… Read More »You Don’t Have to be Spiky, but Please Don’t be Well-rounded

How to Get Noticed and Stand Out During the College Admissions Process: Have a Weird Hobby

I have read a lot of student’s essays that I neither outlined nor edited. At my old counseling job, we had something called “final review,” where editors would get a massive stack of other editor’s students’ work and we would go through them to provide a final edit. I never liked this process because I quickly found my options to be “do nothing” or “freak out and leave like 40… Read More »How to Get Noticed and Stand Out During the College Admissions Process: Have a Weird Hobby