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This video game can help seniors get into college
This video game can help seniors get into college

High school senior Alex Chinchilla sometimes missed deadlines for college recommendation letters and essays. The consequences were great — but not real. He was playing a video game meant to encourage students like him to apply to college and follow through on deadlines and application requirements. His delays in the game killed his avatar's chances to attend college, but the virtual failures focused Chinchilla on his own actual applications. It helped the Foshay Learning Center student "get my act together and make sure I'm turning everything in on time," he said. That reaction is exactly what the USC education and technology professors who created...

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