Here's a test I gave my audience at a high school's "college night" last week (parents and students both got to play).
1. Write down the names of the three people you most admire. You don't necessarily have to know them personally. They just have to be real people.
2. Describe why you admire them in 3-4 sentences each.
Now answer these two questions:
Did any of the people on your list go to a prestigious college (Google 'em if you have to)?
Did you mention any prestigious colleges in your descriptions about why you admired these people?
There were 41 attendees in the audience. The number of people who answered "Yes" to at least one of those questions?
What were your results?