Students often write about professors and classes in these essays. While that’s not a terrible idea, it’s often a little off because, frankly, professors leave a school. Unless they have tenure, chances are they might be moving on. So, if you as an applicant talk about loving this one teacher or this one class, you aren’t really seeing the whole picture and gushing about something that might not exist in a year. So if there is a specific program, a class that’s always held, a professor who is the head of a department that you love, discuss them away but reciting names of people and courses like a list doesn’t show the college that you really understand the school, it just shows that you can use a website.
More Higher Education University 'Mission Creep' The 'Educational Benefits of Diversity' Argument is Ridiculous -- But You Don't Dare Say So Our Distracted College Students That may be due, Autor and Wasserman write, to parents’ usage of time. More-highly-educated parents have increased the amount of time they devote to child-care activities in the last 20 years. Less-educated parents — who are more likely to be low-income and single — have done so, too, but not to the same extent. “If boys are more responsive to parental inputs (or the absence thereof) than are girls,” Autor and Wasserman summarize, “then it is possible that the gender gradient in behavioral and academic development could be magnified in single-parent households.”