I am worried about getting into college. My grades have slipped terribly since I developed an obsession with the weekly Newtonite blog This Week in Headlines, and my grades don’t appear to be rising any time soon. How do I show colleges that I deserve to be admitted, even though I do not have the numbers to prove it?
2. Make sure to thoroughly proofread and edit your teacher recommendations.
3. Send your colleges a link to your Facebook profile so that they can get to know you better and get a better sense of your interests.
4. Remember: The Common Application is just a big scam that swindles your family for its money. Always hand deliver your application to your schools, along with a bouquet, a box of chocolates and a handwritten letter declaring your love for the school. Cursive is a must.
5. If you do get rejected or deferred (yeah right!), write a strongly-worded letter demanding your acceptance. Be sure to include your name and the other schools you are applying to. The more swear-words the better; it makes you look like a mature adult. This is the best time to show colleges your strong writing skills, as it could help you get accepted.
–This Week in Advice Columns Staff
Aneesh Anand’s name did not fit on the byline, but he helped… we guess.