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College Admissions: Controlled Chaos

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How college applicants view college admissions officers   And, how college applicants view themselves: Then, how parents of college applicants feel: For all, Sir Winston Churchill offers sage advice: ‘Cuz in the end:   Related PostsHouse Votes to Keep Student Loan Interest Rates Low for 2012-13: A Good Move? Ahead of the Curve: June 14, …

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Denied and Qualified

When the #1,256 ranked student at your high school gets into a highly selective university and you don’t: Related PostsSchool + New Town = College College Transportation Blues? UC Berkeley Adds Letters of Recommendation for Fall 2016 Freshman Admissions To Seek Tutoring or Not On Writing

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Homework Blues

Presented for parents who contend daily, sometimes through a full 12 rounds, with their teenagers about their homework assignments:  Published May 13, 2015 Related PostsCA College Tuition = UP; College Value = ? On Being Sick U.S. Congress Considering Student Loan Interest Rate Increase College Rankings: What Are They Worth? Guest Post: Study Abroad from a …

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Summer Is Not a Time For Slacking Off or Is It?

Parents often wonder how kids can use summers to stay competitive for college admissions, and at the very least, not lose all their academic knowledge from the previous school year. On the other hand, kids are planning how late into the afternoon they’ll be able to sleep, how many Call of Duty levels they’ll be …

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Thinking of Others + Ingenuity + Space = Innovation

A teacher colleague once described middle school students as, “Hormones with feet.”  These middle schoolers break the stereotype.  And, at the same time, the ‘tween girls earned Verizon’s Innovative App Challenge top award of $15,000, plus technical support to bring their invention to life. Don’t underestimate the power of youth.   Related PostsWho Can Afford …

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To Take or Not Take the SAT Subject Tests

Not all SAT tests are created the same.  There’s the SAT Subject Tests and the SAT Reasoning Test.  Generally, people know the SAT Reasoning Test, as those scores are the ones published over and over in the newspaper and on college admissions offices webpages – simply referred to as the SAT.  However, SAT Subject Tests …

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The Complexities of Learning, Part 1

Learning at school can seem like a simple equation: teacher presents material + students listen (including taking notes) + students complete the homework assignments and tests = learning.  Yet, in practice, learning can be more complex.  The following is the first in an on-going series of posts that will discuss the intricacies of learning in …