What Has Toads, Elvis, Socks? New College Admission Essays
January 4, 2000
There was a time when college application questions were routine, dull as tapioca and just as predictable. You jotted down "a little about yourself in 250 words" and that was it... Richard Fuller, dean of admissions at Hamilton College, said the Upstate New York school reacted partly in response to the proliferation of internet sites where students can buy "answers" to old-chestnut essay questions. Hamilton's solution: "If you were reduced to living on a flat plane what would be your greatest problems? opportunities?"