College visits sound so glamorous.
The chance to travel, visit beautiful campus after beautiful campus and witness some of the most skilled backwards walkers you have ever seen.
But once in the thick of it, many applicants quickly find college visits overwhelming. The plethora of information coming at you all at once can leave your head spinning.
Enter our little secret for making the whole process a little easier and a lot more managable
No, it isn’t an amazing app or a super-intelligent robot (although that would be super rad).
It is a notebook.
Yes, you read the right a notebook.
So here is how you can use a notebook to make your college visits a lot more impactful.
1.Write down your initial thoughts when you get on campus.
As soon as you arrive on campus write down your initial thoughts. Does it feel like home? Are you 100% sure this isn’t the place for you. That gut instinct can be very telling. Make sure you document it.
2.Take notes as you learn more.
Does the college you are visiting have the largest collection of books on underwater basket weaving? Do they have a wood burning pizza oven. Do the professors frequently appear on CNN?
If you learn something amazing about your college write it down. It may prove useful for…
3.Use your notebook for your college essays.
Many colleges require supplemental essays that ask why you want to attend that particular college.
The notes you took in your handy dandy notebook are gold for these essays.
Colleges want to know, in detail, what you like about them. Reference the fact that you loved their collection of books about underwater basking weaving and you will prove to your college that you’ve done your homework.
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