Harvard Admissions Advice: Develop an Interesting Personality
Parents who want their kids to get into an Ivy League
It's simple advice, but as The Atlantic points out, developing an interesting personality isn't exactly easy and there's no tangible measure of "interestingness." However:
Faust recommended encouraging children to follow their passions as a way to develop an interesting personality. It's much easier to complete a checklist, however daunting, than to actually be interesting.
But the good news is that when colleges use this set of criteria, kids can focus on shaping their teenage years in a way that isn't just about trying to build up resume line after resume line, and instead focus on a more holistic sense of self. That seems like a far more sensible way to move through high school than spreading oneself too thin trying to get a slew of positions one can't really ever concentrate on.
Ivy League dreams or not, encouraging your kids to develop a more holistic sense of self seems like good
How to Get Into Harvard | The Atlantic
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