Dear High School Students;
I'm respectfully writing you this letter to please be aware of your online activities because it might affect your college admission. If you are a high school student, there is a chance for you to have an active presence on social media. People of all age groups mostly use Facebook for their online communications, but you may also use other social media sites like Instagram, Twitter, Snap Chat, or other social networks to communicate with your family, friends and represent yourself in these social media. In your experience with using social media, you may already have an idea about what is the difference between an appropriate online post and inappropriate online post. However, it’s always a good idea to think well before you post something online. You should check that the thought, proposition or argument you post will not humiliate other people's beliefs, gender, color, and nationality. Sometimes a post that you consider it as a joke, or giving a very strong idea about some specific beliefs, race, gender or nationality in an inappropriate way can put your educational goals and future in big jeopardy. As you build your online presence, please be aware of the risk and consequences of a single inappropriate online post that might create a big obstacle to your higher educational path and your normal life.
(Isaac Stanley-Becker| The Washington Post Jun 18,2019)Kyle Kashuv, 18, a survivor of last year shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Fla., who became a prominent and provocative spokesman for gun rights, earning him an audience with President Trump. That set him apart from many of his classmates, who lobbied for tighter controls on guns. He wrote about his experience in his college applications, which landed him a spot at Harvard in March. It would be a fleeting offer. The teenager announced on Monday that his acceptance has been rescinded because of racist and vituperative comments he had made online when he was 16, months before the shooting that would leave 14 of his classmates dead. In a Google Docs, study guide that doubled as freewheeling chat room, Kashuv repeatedly wrote the n-word, adding that he was expert at typing the slur because “practice,” he said, “make perfect.” he also made crude comments about women in private messages that were disclosed to the national media.
In the above paragraph, regardless of other Kashuv's activities, we can highlight the reason that subjected his college applications to be rescinded by Harvard. There is always a great chance with some college applications to be placed under magnifier by the college admissions officers, especially when they are uncertain to grant admissions for some applicants. The college administrations want to know you by referring to your academic history and behavioral habits. If you have a good academic history then your social media activities will be one of the links to your behavioral habits.
Once again I want to emphasis please be aware of your online activities.
Sincerely and Respectfully
M Rashid Kakar
How High School Students' Online Presence may affect their College Admission
Dear High School Students;