Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Featured, Video | 0 comments

Stanford Freshman Experience: Thinking Matters

Stanford Freshman Experience: Thinking Matters

Thinking Matters courses are meant to help freshman students develop a sense for what constitutes a genuine question or problem and how to address it in a creative and disciplined manner. Through an emphasis on critical analysis, close reading, analytic writing, and effective communication, a liberal education enables students to make connections across many fields of study that will inform their future intellectual work and life after Stanford.

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Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Student | 0 comments

Pursuing Passions

Pursuing Passions

I’ve recently been impressed by the way that some of my friends have been not only exploring new things, but also pursuing their passions by creating art, designing and engineering products, and writing code. I want to jump off of my previous post to talk some great ways that you can go beyond the bounds of the classroom and dive into a topic or project that you care about in whatever field you’re interested in.

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Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Student | 0 comments

The Freedom To Pave My Path – and the People to Inspire My Directions

The Freedom To Pave My Path – and the People to Inspire My Directions

We’ve all had to answer the Stanford admissions question: “What matters to you, and why?” During my million iterations of brainstorming responses, I repeatedly came back to the importance of freedom in my life; having grown up a highly independent only child, I value the ability to circumscribe my path. Yet I worried that coming to college would crimp my style. I wondered: Would I be stuck in classes I didn’t enjoy in order to fulfill requirements?

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