host ira glass talks to mariya karimjee about a college application essay question. Essay b asks students to imagine a person they might meet in collegesomeone from a very different background. Ten years ago, mariyas mostly white high school classmates in texas didnt write about an imaginary person they might meet in the future.
Host ira glass talks to mariya karimjee about a college application essay question.
More if youve applied to college in the us, you might remember an essay question like essay b. Ten years ago, on texas college applications, essay b asked applicants to imagine someone from a very different background, and to in essay form describe this imaginary person.
In this weeks episode, essay b, mosi secret tells the story of the magnificent seven, a group of black students who, during the late 1960s and early 1970s, integrated an all-white private boarding school in virginia. (read more about the magnificent seven in the new york times magazines the way to survive it was to make as.).
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