The life of a campus tour guide
"So, what do you write a thesis for?" a parent on the tour asks.
I explain the intense, rigorous research involved, the close work with a professor, the ex-pertise you hone in a highly specialized subject of your choice, and above all, the sense of community you develop with the other Reed seniors who are all going through the same glorious agony.
"Yeah, but you only get a B.A."
I am confused.