Finally, as my last note in this series of articles before students sign up for next year’s classes, I would like to remind everyone of an article I posted here back on March 4th, 2017. Newer high school students have probably not seen this article:
It references an article written by another author who is a very intelligent, talented, and driven Chinese-American who “graduated from Harvard University summa cum laude and earned two perfect scores on the SAT (1600 in 2004, and 2400 in 2014) and a perfect score on the ACT.” He says, “In high school, I got into every school I applied to, including Harvard, Princeton, MIT, and Stanford.” He later joined an M.D.-Ph.D. program at Harvard Medical School and MIT.
His perspective runs counter to a lot of conventional high school counseling, but I found it extremely interesting, believable, and compelling.
As with anything worthwhile, his article is a lengthy read. I list a few critical points in my synopsis which I urge you to read first before tackling his detailed text.