This blog post is intended mostly for high school sophomores and juniors, those who haven't yet waded into the knee-deep world of college applications. Unless you've been living on another planet, you're no doubt aware of the ever-increasing difficulty, competitiveness, and stress of the college admission process, especially the so-called "elite" (as in Ivy League) admissions process.
So what's the solution here? Well, at least one author has some thoughts about that. Here's a review of his book: