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The Unveiling of the Educational Meritocracy

As the saying goes, “For every system, there is a counter system.” And, the recent Federal indictments of 50 individuals only becomes the latest example of an educational counter-system. College coaches, athletic department administrators, parents, and Rick Singer, the independent college admissions consultant, collectively found a way around the admissions office, the “front door” of …

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What Happens When Children Mimic Adults Too Soon

Never has a day dulled, remembering the joy of being a child. Related PostsDo You Want to “Monkey Around” With Your College Essay? More About Waiting for College Admissions Decisions: Is The Glass Half Empty or Half Full? “Why Not?” College Admissions Can Test Even Your Last Nerve Out With the Old, In With the …

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Unleashed Brilliance AKA College Essays

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It’s always an honor to help render the seemingly impossible–RAW, NAKED TRUTH.   Related PostsStudent Debt = Future Income Spent Today The Value of a College Degree Guest Post: The Savings for College Challenge, Part 4 – Saving for College vs. Saving for Retirement Defining Claremont McKenna: Understanding the Supplement Essay Prompt ‘Tis the Season …

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ARGGHHH…#$%@^ Sickness

The days of Calvin-esque thinking are gone. Now, to miss school and recover from illness is more trouble than worthwhile.  Missing assignments means hours of make-up work on top of already multi-hour nightly homework sessions, and missing tests is a complex, logistical hassle to coordinate already busy teacher’s, kid’s and parent’s carpool schedules to find time …

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Move Along…Nothin’ To See Here

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How most seniors & their parents feel when asked about college applications Related PostsCollege Application Advice for Rising Seniors & Their Parents PTA in College? It’s Possible to Sleep In High School AND Be Admitted to College Guest Post: Cultural Musings Parenting Is Neither Simple Nor Straightforward

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Writer’s Block Defined

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In the beginning of the writing process, many students writing college essays feel kinda like Spongebob, which can be the first in a series of writer’s blocks. Then, inspiration hits and writing happens, which creates hope…again, Spongebob: But then, seniors efforts may not seem to be enough, which is Writer’s Block #678,945,900. So the stress …

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Our Fervent Wish

…is that every high school senior and transfer college applicant and their parents temporarily develop multiple hands, whose swift fingers dance with the wind across the keyboard to craft brilliant essays well before the deadline. Deadline approaching. pic.twitter.com/CszGLJyrA1 — Academia ɐɹnɔsqO (@AcademiaObscura) September 4, 2018   Related PostsIntern Beware Beware of the Pitfalls Inherent in …

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How Dr. Seuss Helps In Writing the “Perfect” College Essay

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For all the college essay writers who believe that crafting their statements will be done in one (maybe two) drafts, take heed of  Dr. Seuss’ (AKA Ted Geisel) experience on the painstaking care author’s take while ushering, shaping, crafting and editing their story until just right.  From the Publishers’ Notes at the end of “What …

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Can I Change My 650 Word Common Application Essay After Submitting It?

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The short answer is yes…with an *.  [See Below] But, like any life-impacting decision, the short answer doesn’t account for the complexities of choosing a college.  And, those last three words are key to keep in mind:  YOU, the applicant, are the one who’s doing the choosing of the college.  However, most college applicants skip that …

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Ever Wonder Why The Dollars in Your Pocket Are Less?

Wonder no longer… Related PostsWhat the what?!? Pick A College Based on Surfing? Guest Post – S-N-O-W: The Education Without the Units The Bill Always Comes Due Creative Marbles Summer College Essay Intensives Only 2.43% Made the Cut