Tuesday, February 9, 2010

So I got a Naviance.

It's this thing where you sign up and it creepily already knows your gpa and sat scores and then you can click on schools and graph yourself with other people who applied and got accepted or rejected. So you can see how you rank. So you can see yourself as a circle on a graph with green squares and red x's. The green squares are thick envelopes, elation [or smugness, or "oh, I already expected that."] The red x's are people who took a deep breath and moved on, or were crushed. The bland, black circle is me, staring at the x's and squares and trying to determine how safe - or how close I am.

But of course Naviance doesn't tell you that. Naviance is just a statistical machine - and we are the data.

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