Friday, March 2, 2018
College admission essay questions as a Rorschach test and career predictor
Premise: A white man and a black man are in a cop car.
Question: Who is driving?
Thesis of Answer One: "A cop."
This student enrolled as a Criminal Justice student at a State University and became a State Cop.
Thesis of Answer Two: "The question is racist."
This student enrolled as a Criminal Justice student and became a lawyer.
Thesis of Answer Three: "The question is sexist."
This student enrolled in Romance Languages and became a worker in the food services industry.
Thesis of Answer Four: "This question reinforces the hegemony of the binary, cis-male, white, toxic masculine, Euro-centric culture."
This student became a Associate Professor in Gender Studies and dates people who do not bathe.
Thesis of Answer Five: "The German Shepherd."
This student became a Vet.
Thesis of Answer Six: "Not enough information. The premise does not state that the car is moving."
This student became an engineer and designed processes that made lawyers and professors in Gender Studies obsolete.