Florina Rodov ’07 (Adolescence English) published an article in Education Week where she discusses the importance of confronting failure and embracing imperfections, particularly in college essays and on campuses.
The precursor to the homogeneous ideas students will voice on campus appears to be the airbrushed essays they will write to get in. In the ones I have read, in my capacity as a former high school English teacher, I have seen much self-aggrandizement, but little self-effacement. I have come across perfect grammar, but no imperfect expression. I have rarely seen the vulnerability that is in us all.
Read the full article at Education Week.