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Excellent short essay. Consistent with what I see in my teaching: too many kids today equate education solely with memorization.

People who are successful don’t put limits on themselves and their thinking. They don’t say, I’m good at these things and only these things or I only read James Joyce, I don’t watch MTV (NYSE: VIA) so therefore I can’t answer that question. Rather, they say, A challenge? Cool! Let me have a go at it. The prompt is gauging how well students respond to a simple challenge and, by proxy, how well they’ll respond to future challenges.

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