I wish more colleges would follow their own advice

If a family hired a $50,000 consultant to help craft their student’s application and essays to a particular college, to advise the student on everything from what activities to pursue to what to wear to his college interview, every admissions officer I’ve ever met would justifiably cry foul.  They’d almost certainly recommend that the student save his money and instead […]

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Two thoughts about work

I know two great quotes about working, one from an author, one from my dad. The best advice I got from Eric should be on a bumper sticker on every car in America: 'If it feels like work, you're working too hard.'" Christopher McDougalAuthor of Born To Run And… It's called work for a reason.  […]

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For parents: Guidelines for emailing teachers

It should be a good thing that parents can communicate with teachers so quickly and easily over email.  But I'm not sure that the introduction of email has improved the relationship between those two parties.  Email is actually a terrible communication tool.  All the subtle cues and tone that you can use when you speak […]

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