Tag Archive: college readiness

Jan 22

Seize Your Possibilities For Real College Success

This is a very interesting blog to read, as a high school student or as a college student. “When your attention is focused on getting into college it’s easy to forget about what happens after you’re admitted. The excitement of getting a ‘yes’ easily blots out thoughts of how to be successful once you’re on …

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Dec 10

College Board To Offer More Accommodations For Students With Disabilities, ELLs

“The College Board announced on Thursday that it would make it easier for students with disabilities to request test accommodations… The College Board and its competitor, ACT Inc., have increasingly faced criticism—and questions from the U.S. Department of Justice—for testing practices that put students with disabilities at a disadvantage compared to students without disabilities. Now, …

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Aug 08

Five Things Applicants Need to Know About the 2016-2017 Common App

“Whether you have an account from last year, or you haven’t created one yet – that’s great.” This is a very helpful article from the folks at the Common App. Read more by clicking here.

May 01

Hybrid Jobs Call For Hybrid Education

Will you be ready for the new jobs that are emerging? This is important to think about as you think about college. “But in addition to such familiar jobs such as engineer, consultant, or financial analyst, we’re increasingly seeing new job titles emerge: forensic technologist, digital storyteller, and marketing automation manager…. What does this mean …

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Apr 03

Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Kids

“Here are some of the questions she plans to ask her own kid: Do you like the idea of being the smartest student in your class or surrounded by really smart kids? Is it important to find a specific course of study or to have a wide range of options? Do you like the idea …

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Mar 13

Hidden Gold in College Applications

Frank Bruni offers insight into the college admissions process. “There has been a crescendo lately in talk about how to conduct college admissions in a manner that brings greater socioeconomic diversity to campuses, making them richer places to learn and better engines of social mobility…. And he’s proof, Farmer said, that ‘if we’re viewing everybody …

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Mar 06

I Said We’d Never Hire A College Admissions Adviser. Then We Did.

“As I watched my friends with teenagers begin the college search process, I quietly judged those who hired a college admissions adviser. Certainly the admissions process is hard, but hiring someone to help your kid through the process? That’s something that “those” parents do, and we were not going to be those parents. Those are …

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Dec 07

What Parents Can Do To Foster A Lifetime Love Of Learning-Are you doing enough?

Over the many years I have been consulting with students, the one thing that is often the missing ingredient to their admissions prospects and lifetime goals, is a love of learning. The focus tends to be on grades to the almost exclusion of pure curiosity and learning for its own sake. A love of learning …

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Oct 20

2016 SATs Will Put Stronger Emphasis on Graphic Literacy

The New Design of the SAT in more than a decade! “Along with other updates, test takers of the March 2016 exam will encounter graphics not only in the math section as in past years but also in the reading and writing and language portions. Students will be asked to interpret information presented in tables, …

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Oct 04

High School Students Can Use Guidance

How Applying To College Can Help Students Have A Successful Life I am often asked the following question: You work with many high school students. What are a few areas that you believe high school students can use some guidance with? I’m so happy you asked! Everyone is different but what I find quite often, …

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