No Longer Using Paper at College

Posted on April 12, 2008 @ 10:12 am

I can remember back a few years ago when I wrote and sent in my application essay for college.  You had to make sure that the essay was mailed off early enough to arrive at the college in time.  If you missed the deadline you would not be considered for application for the next school last year.

But towards the end of my college days, the school introduced a new online essay submission program.  The driving force behind the program was the reduction of waste caused by the number of research papers submitted for classes each year.  Most of these papers would eventually be thrown out instead of recycled which made the college feel like they were not environmentally friendly.

It took a little bit of getting used to, but the online submission system turned out to be easier to use.  They eventually move the system to be an integral part of the admission process and now the school is considered environmentally friendly.

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