Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

The Hired Girl

Laura Amy Schlitz

College Guides: Which is Best?

A college guidebook can help you find the college of your dreams. If it's the right guidebook. My personal favorite? Fiske Guide to Colleges: I think it strikes just the right balance between opinion and facts. But you might like a college guide with a little less verbiage—or a little more flair. Great news: I’ve read them […]

College Search
Your Questions. My answers.

Your Questions: Which College Guide Is Best? How Many Schools Should I Apply To? How Should I Spend My Summer? What Size College is Right for Me? What's the Secret to a Winning College Admissions Essay?     Send your questions about applying to college to yourcollegecoach@60secondrecap.com. Or submit your question in the form below. […]

Ten Books You Should Hit Before College Hits You

The sweet smell of spring. Summer beckons. College acceptances are in hand. You've endured The Scarlet Letter, you've floated down the Mississippi River with Huckleberry Finn. You really don't want to see another reading list. Ever. Oh, well. In just a few short months, you'll be cracking the books again, more books, bigger books than you ever […]

Is that college degree worth it? Read this, then write the check.

Is a college degree worth it? Don’t answer that. Not if you’re about to dive into the college admissions piranha tank. Pretend that you haven’t fallen for the hype. Pretend you haven’t been seduced into believing that Awesome U. is your ticket to the show. Take a deep, calming breath. And we'll answer the question for […]

Forbes "30 under 30":
Colleges they don't talk about.

Forbes "30 under 30" is an annual celebration of the United States' most incandescent twenty-somethings. An amazing group—inventors, artists, moguls, dreamers. Doers of the new generation. It's no surprise to find graduates of the world's most prestigious and competitive colleges within the ranks of Forbes' "30 under 30". (Forbes names 30 honorees under 30 years of age […]

Parisa Tabriz, Google's "security princess," talks about college

Parisa Tabriz is a hacker. She scales massifs of computer code, groping for cracks in the world's most complex software applications. She packs light: Sometimes, a laptop and a brilliant mind is enough to reduce the loftiest digital defense to rubble. Be glad that Parisa Tabriz is one of the good guys. Tabriz runs the […]

 

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