Overcoming Affluence: How Students of Modest Means Can Defy the Odds
Every topic under the sun can be studied, and enjoyed, in a million different ways, in a million different environments.
On Seismology and the Humanities
No one academic discipline is inherently more interesting, more fun, or more professionally valuable than any other.
College Essays and the Misuse of ‘Voice’
To an inexperienced or reluctant writer — which describes many college applicants — advice about “voice” is scarcely more useful than merely saying, “Write well.”