Lillian Luterman and Jennifer Bloom (they're a mother-daughter team!) have been helping kids apply to college for 20 years, and now they've published a book called In! College Admissions and Beyond (check out the FB page here), which argues something surprising:
It's the well-rounded students who often get rejected. Apparently, colleges want not the all-around great applicants, but the students who stand out because of their passion for one thing (our thing would be Cheez-Its; oh, the application essay we could write on those orange squares of magic!).
Do you have one passion, or are you more of a student-of-all trades?
...And would you like a copy of In! for free? First 25 people to comment get one!
(If you're one of the 25, email firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address associated with your SparkNotes account. Tell me your username and home address, and I'll pop your copy in the mail!)