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    by Carol Barash, PhD, on Aug 28, 2014 1:30:00 PM

    When I read college application essays as a faculty advisor to the admissions committee at Douglass College, Rutgers in the 1990s, the great essays were few and far between, but I …

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    Topics:High School and College

    by Carol Barash, PhD, on Aug 21, 2014 1:15:00 PM

    Recently in the New York Times, Amy Wrzesniewski and Barry Schwartz described a study of motivation at West Point. It turns out that intrinsic motivation (doing things for your own reasons) is much more …

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    Topics:High School and College

    by Carol Barash, PhD, on Aug 14, 2014 11:30:00 AM

    You know you need to start building a college application list. And you really want to!—But the process of whittling down the hundreds of possible schools is overwhelming, and it …

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    Topics:High School and College

    by Alexis Schaitkin, on Aug 12, 2014 11:30:00 AM

    Last year, Tufts University made waves when it asked applicants: “What does #YOLO mean to you?” This year, the university is back with a fresh batch of questions that encourage …

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    by Story2 Guest Author, on Aug 5, 2014 11:30:00 AM

    If somebody asked you, “So where is Waldo, really?” what would you say? Last fall, that question was one of the University of Chicago's supplement questions. The Common App has …

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    Topics:High School and College