When Makers Apply to College

MIT’s culture of making continues to expose how real-world projects seldom live within one distinct domain of knowledge. The practice of moving between disciplines and shifting perspectives creates new kinds of creative momentum — a learning ability MIT is looking for within their admissions process. The illustration above is a representation of their poly-math ethos, by NeriRead More

Assessing Skill in All Fields

Rather than just relying on test scores and essays, more fields should ask applicants to demonstrate their skill. Not only would this help differentiate between ‘qualified’ applicants, it can provide a better measure of what an applicant can actually do. Performance standards (not content standards) are becoming increasingly more important. We often hear that someRead More