129 years ago today, on September 15, 1885, Jumbo the Elephant gave his life to save Tom Thumb, a dwarf elephant, in a railway yard in St. Thomas, Canada. Or, at least that’s how the story goes.
In honor of your return to school and the start of “application season,” the smiling staff of Bendetson Hall has teamed up for “Application Advice Month.” We’re dissecting the required credentials piece by piece, and I've come to shed light on the transcript. Enjoy!
Application advice month continues as we go through the next part of application checklist: the Writing Supplement!
In the spirit of “application advice month,” my colleagues and I are tackling the application checklist to help you put together an app that we’ll love. My task is to examine the first item on the checklist: the Common Application. I decided to focus mostly on that dreaded essay. Here we go!
My sister teaches high school English in Connecticut. Last week, in a twitchy back-to-school moment, she posed a question on Facebook about "the 10 books that have stayed with you in some way." Her newsfeed buzzed with comments from her fellow teachers and from former students, and it caught my eye.