The Slacker Paradox: Myth or Reality?January 3rd, 2008 · 4 comments
The Successful Slacker
While conducting background research for an ongoing writing project, I’ve had several people mention an intriguing paradox involving high school students and college admissions.
I want your help to figure out if it is a true phenomenon or just a rare occurrence.
Here’s the supposed phenomenon: In most high senior classes there is at least one student who surprises everyone by getting accepted to a good college even though he or she seemed to do a lot a less hard things than other students who get rejected at the same places.
My question to you: Was this true for your high school senior class? And if so, what’s your theory to explain it?
To answer confidentially just shoot me an e-mail. You can also leave a comment on this post.
Is the slacker paradox real or just sour grapes from a disgruntled few? Help me figure out what’s really going on here!