Is learning Python "extraordinary"?
jkraska at san.rr.com
Sat Dec 29 23:23:03 CET 2001
>I am a high school senior, and like many others, I am applying
>to college. I am applying to MIT (as well as many other schools).
>MIT describes what they are looking for as students who do or have
>done "extraordinary things".
Given the apathy of the vast majority of high school students,
any amount of self-initiative is in itself an extraordinary thing.
As a high school student, if you were authoring Python extensions,
now that would be genuinely extraordinary. For that matter,
contributing to the IT community in any way as a high school
student is remarkable.
Don't be afraid to stroke your own rhubarb, as it were, on a
college admissions test. You don't get points for modesty and
a self-deprecating nature on that type of thing. Trust me on
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