If you are interested in pursuing a B.S.E. (Bachelor of Science in Engineering) degree, please write an essay describing why you are interested in studying engineering, any experiences in or exposure to engineering you have had, and how you think the programs in engineering offered at Princeton suit your particular interests. Quantifying the Qualitative Plug in a few numbers. Press the Calculate button. And just like that, a number pops out, displaying your quarterback’s performance. 31.4? He had a bad day. 128.7? He put up a show. My efforts to improve the NFL Quarterback Rating Formula are centered on including wide receiver prowess as a metric for quarterback performance. The logic behind labeling wide receiver talent as a variable is simple: wide receivers that are skilled tend to boost their quarterbacks’ ratings. To convert this variable (also called a predictor) into mathematics, I created an algorithm that would take wide receiver statistics from a database I built, churn out a numerical assessment, and finally combine that assessment
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