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James Bedu Kodjo Graham · April 6, 2014 at 12:11 am

Great essay but in my eyes very average.

James Bedu Kodjo Graham · April 8, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Ms victoria shantrell without knowing it you have made we students in rest of the world look at stanford with a different eye.

despite many decades of standardized testing most academics will admit that criteria is tok weak rpto assess the overall ability of students.

you will agree with me that sat gmat lasat gre mcat do not measure attributes like honesty creativity emoyional intelligence and balance communincation skills.

the reason so many students s ore high is that prep courses are all over the world like mushrooms and good teacher coach students how to pace and questions whci are mostly multiple choice questions and not open ended questions which require more cretivity and ability.

well sats and other tests are not going away and  students have no choice than to be zombies to pass the tests satisfactorily.

that is why your contribution and explanation on how to get into top schools like stanford means those schools use the essay and even co cuuricular activities as the litmus test to find original students who express their intentions and academic overview holistically in the essay.

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Yohanni · May 21, 2014 at 5:25 am

I guess transcendental ism is considered proverbial to some after all.

Sreymich Lach · June 6, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Do you have any tips on how you raised your sat score to 1700+ ?

Joshua Raichur · June 19, 2014 at 4:20 am

Outstanding and original essay. Great work!

anonymous · July 11, 2014 at 2:42 am

how can i write an awesome essay like yours?

Zaeshas · July 31, 2014 at 10:34 pm

i wish i was you. i’m writing a short essay, and it sucks balls

Daniel Legat · November 9, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Talk a about a brag paper. Honestly, I couldn’t, not once, picture what you were talking about. If this paper makes yours look bad, you need to redraw your essay up. This is a speech, not an admissions essay. 

Daniel Legat · November 9, 2014 at 5:19 pm

I don’t mean to put anyone down and that wasn’t my intentions. Just letting people know there are better ways to tackle this admissions process. 

Daniel Legat · November 9, 2014 at 5:22 pm

also, different majors may expect different things. I see how this essay may work if you were a cultural studies major of some sort. 

Karla A · November 11, 2015 at 3:13 pm

I love this essay! You spoke my mind! BEAUTIFUL

Ammanuel Roberts · May 15, 2016 at 2:49 am

Yeah. If I were a Stanford Admissions Officer, I to wouldn’t let this girl in. Her essay plays the victim card, which I wouldn’t apperciate as an admissions officer. With the college essays and supplemants, students should be painting a picture of their accomplishments thus far in life, not playing the victim card and hoping that they will recieve a ich of sympathy from the admission board. She got in so this comment is irrelvant, but for those applying today, the game is much diff. I cannot imaigne this chick getting accepted with these essays in today’s world. Just my thoughts. Bye.

Jonah Lyon · July 9, 2016 at 4:51 am

Yup. An essay like that should get u admitted

Paper Chasing · July 28, 2016 at 8:15 am

I’m a black junior interested in stanfordFreshman gpa: 3.0Soph gpa:4.0Going to junior year, I will have a chance to participate in ib academy or ap. I go to a a average public highschool in Sacramento. What can i do to improve my application and improve my gpa to let’s say a 4.1+ weighted??

TheLamaWesom11 · July 15, 2017 at 10:53 pm

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