Will This Student's Video Get Her into Yale?

Jackie Milestone really wants to go to Yale, but she was deferred admission. To try to influence the admissions committee, she created a video, "White and Blue for You."

It's a catchy tune, but Jackie might take some lessons in persuasive communication.

Discussion Starters:

  • How does Jackie balance emotional appeal, logical arguments, and credibility in her video? 
  • What suggestions do you have for Jackie to improve her video and possibly sway the admissions committee?
  • If you were deciding Jackie's fate, would the video influence you? Why or why not?