On Oct 22, 2012, at 2:06 PM, "Dave L. Renfro" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I had this view (and still > do, but nowhere near as much) that those who got into places > like MIT, Pinceton, Harvard, etc. were geniuses who probably > could have learned calculus (and Russian, and molecular > biology, etc.) in middle school if they had the opportunity.
Their first draft probably works like this. Subsequent admissions are obviously based on other (non academic) factors.