02 octobre 2013

Apply to Bard, in 10,000 Words

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/headcount-newnameplate.gifBy Eric Hoover. Bard College will soon offer students a new way to apply for admission, The New York Times reported this weekend. Extra-large thinking caps will be required. Starting this fall, applicants may choose to write four essays—totaling about 10,000 words—in response to a list of intense (my word) research questions. The questions concern Aeschylus, Confucius, and Gogol. One asks about “the origin of chirality (or handedness) in a prebiotic life.” (There are no questions about Miley Cyrus, alas.) Students whose essays receive a B-plus or better will be admitted to the college, regardless of their grades or test scores (the college is test-optional). Read more...
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