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How do I figure out a 'spike' for my Stanford application?
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I've heard from a lot of people that Stanford is looking for people who are extremely good at one or two things, rather than those who are average in multiple things. So how do I pick that one thing in which I'm extremely good at?

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2 months ago[edited]

There is no simple answer. You will have to do some self-reflection and figure out for yourself whether you are on a trajectory to curate a "spike" or not.

I think it's best to listen to a few experts and make your own conclusions.

I suggest that you read these posts and follow their advice.

https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-find-your-college-application-spike/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5MFVYvqCdU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXLPTBxfHdo

https://blog.prepscholar.com/how-to-get-into-harvard-and-the-ivy-league-by-a-harvard-alum

https://veritasessays.org/college-admissions-blog/tags/Spike

Good luck.

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