Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | September 28, 2008

Link Highlights: Sunday, September 28, 2008

Check out these links in the right-hand column:


·      Hopkins Insider (found under Blogroll)

·      Trinidad Express (found under News)

·      Reading in College (found under Reading)

·      Essays That Worked (found under Reference)


The Hopkins Insider is a “behind-the-scenes look at the Johns Hopkins Admissions Office.”  Browsing through this blog is a great way to learn more about the admissions process at a major university.  Johns Hopkins University is ranked 15th in the ‘Tier 1’ category by U.S. News & World Report.  It is located in Baltimore and the campus has approximately 5700 undergraduates.  The Johns Hopkins Medical School is consistently rated as one of the best in the country.



The Trinidad Express is one of three major newspapers in Trinidad and Tobago.  It was founded in 1967 and has been online since 1997.  The Trinidad Express is published by the Caribbean Communications Network (CCN) headquartered in Port of Spain.  The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a Caribbean archipelago located just seven miles off the coast of Venezuela.  The country has a population of about 1.3-million; its capital, Port of Spain, has a population of about 128, 000.  It became independent from Great Britain in 1976 and is now a parliamentary republic. Trinidad and Tobago’s president is George Maxwell Richards, and its prime minister is Patrick Manning.



‘Reading in College’ is a post from Timothy Burke’s blog, Easily Distracted.  He is a history professor at Swarthmore College.  This post has great advice for students soon to be facing their first college course—especially those courses that are heavy on reading (just be sure to read the addendum at the end of his post).  After you read it, browse through the rest of the blog; his Sept. 25, 2008 entry, ‘Trade Secret of Teachers’ is very interesting.



Connecticut College is located in New London, Connecticut. It is a selective private liberal arts college of about 1900 undergraduates.  Their webpage, ‘Essays that Worked’, features outstanding essays by applicants; the essays were selected by the Admission’s Office.  Compare them to your essay to see if you measure up.












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