Djokovic, who has focused on being the best tennis player in the world since he was a young boy and Federer, whose mother encouraged him to pursue other sports and interests, are two of the best men’s tennis players. Their paths to Centre Court were very different and David Epstein in his book Range argues that while specialization can lead to burnout, being a generalist more often leads to success.
So often students have every earnest intention to complete their Common Application over the summer and, all too often, they fall short of their goals. Our advice to rising seniors is to set weekly goals for yourself about what parts of your college application process you will tackle each week. Visiting campuses, contacting regional representatives, creating a résumé, or putting together an arts portfolio can all be done over the summer. Finally, start filling out the Common Application. This way, the fall won’t feel as stressful.
The U. Chicago supplements are notoriously challenging, but they serve the same function as the supplemental essays for any college — to give the applicant a chance to show why they are a good fit for the college and the college is a good fit for them.
While some anxiety around standardized tests is inevitable -- and perhaps even beneficial -- having strategies to reduce your anxiety both as you prepare for as well as when you are taking the test is an important component of preparation.