The same team

When you need assistance, guidance or advice, it's a good idea to ask for it a way that encourages both parties to work as one team. If you're getting a "C" in your English class and you say to your teacher, "Why did you give me a 'C?'", you're immediately putting your teacher on the […]

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Why are you going to college?

Seriously, why do you even want to go to college? I'm not suggesting that you shouldn’t go.  But most people never stop to ask themselves this basic question.  And it’s an important one, especially if you want to find–and get in to–the right school. For example, look at these different responses to the question, “Why […]

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Five New Year’s resolutions for parents

"This is the year I'm going to do it."  We've all got conviction in the New Year.  So parents, why not capitalize on the annually-renewed sense of self-improvement that comes with the New Year and make some resolutions that will help you not just survive, but actually enjoy your student's ride to college?  Here are […]

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Putting standardized tests into perspective

A lot of people have completely lost their minds. Nowhere in the word of college admissions has so much of the population gone so far over the deep end as they have with standardized tests.  Sixth graders are taking SAT prep classes.  People are paying obscene amounts of money (sometimes upwards of 10 or 20 […]

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So you want to play sports in college

If you are a four-time All-American quarterback who can no longer open the door to your bedroom because it is so full of recruiting letters, you don’t need to read this blog post.  All you have to do is avoid felonies and interceptions and you’ll probably get into a college with a football team.    But […]

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A simple tip for college interviews

Want to do something simple that will help you have a great college interview?  Look like you're enjoying yourself.  It’s hard for an interviewer to relax and enjoy your company if you are twitching, sweating, and appearing to be on the verge of complete respiratory failure.  So relax.  Smile.  Don’t be afraid to be yourself.  […]

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