I was a first generation college student. Neither of my parents earned a college degree. Much of the research out there says that first generation students have a more difficult time succeeding in college because their parents don’t have the knowledge or tools to effectively guide them. I experienced this. The summer before I entered […]
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Last week we sent you this New York Times article by Frank Bruni about how to survive the admission decision season. We’re in the thick of it now. The results of all the dreaming, planning, and hard work are arriving in email inboxes and snail mail letters. Sometimes, the result is acceptance into your first […]
We’re proud to feature our first ever Dunce Q+A. Every week or so, we’ll dip into the hat to answer one of your most pressing questions about college admissions and all that surrounds it. If you’d like to throw your question in, you can email us or ask us on Twitter @AlexJeanEllison #askdunce. This week, […]
Clean, simple writing. Conversational in nature. Short words. Short sentences. Don’t stress too much about perfect grammar. Just a few words of advice I often give aspiring writers. They usually roll their eyes at me in response. For some reason, they believe that they need to be literary geniuses to become a great writer. They […]