Sports Bore College Admissions Officers

Does playing a sport or multiple sports at the varsity level in high school improve a student’s case for admission to a highly selective college? In short, unless that student is being recruited for any one of those sports, the answer — to the tune of the late Amy Winehouse … 

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Why Sports Essays Are Not Ok

We’ve written many times on the pages of this blog why sports is absolutely never a good topic for college essays. And yet time and time again, folks show us their sports essays and ask what we think about them. What do you want us to say, that they’re amazing? If … 

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Athletics in College Essays

Writing about athletics in college essays is a bad idea. Do you have any idea how many students each year write about sports in their college essays? You don’t? Neither do we but we do know that it’s a significant number. So many male and female applicants write about that … 

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