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The Parent Trap

A parent’s job is often unenviable. Thankless. Tiring. Trying. Tireless. Especially when the child is a teenager. Parents’ reasons for making decisions can vary from encouraging their children to “live their own lives, do what makes you happy” and worries that what makes their children happy won’t pay their bills, let alone save for retirement, …

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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 PostsCampus “Vibe” vs. Academics: Why College Selection Takes the Whole Family Need Based Financial Aid Explained College Admissions Can Seemingly Provoke More Questions Than Answers When Life Hands You Lemons… 3…2…1…Liftoff! Launching the Class of 2013

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Tricks of the Academic Trade

Online tools are useful homework management techniques for students.  Yet, with the plethora of online tools available, knowing which tools are actually worthy can be tricky.  So, here’s a couple tools that are student-tested and recommended: Wolfram|Alpha: a searchable database for all academic subjects, including solutions to exact math problems.  For an additional fee, students can …

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College Move-In Day

Meanwhile…. Cartoon courtesy: kxoj.com Photo courtesy: Mehr Sahota Related PostsBeware of the Pitfalls Inherent in Online College Applications “Honey, Fire Up the Chopper!” Transfer Admissions Guarantee At California State Universities (CSU) College Freshmen: Starting Over or New Adventure or Both? Parenting Is Neither Simple Nor Straightforward

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Ever Wonder Why The Dollars in Your Pocket Are Less?

Wonder no longer… Related PostsApplying to College Today Isn’t Like When Your Mom Applied The Pioneers Take All the Arrows Guest Post: The Savings for College Challenge, Part Three – How Much to Save in a 529 College Degree: Gateway to Financial Prosperity or Not? Early Admissions: “The New Normal”

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College Admissions Decisions: The Troll Underneath the Bridge or The Gateway to Oz

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As college admissions decisions are delivered to email and postal mail boxes all over the world, the decisions can seem to either validate or condemn a lifetime’s efforts. However, just as in Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do, where Harvard Professor Michael Sandel hypothesizes a straightforward college acceptance letter, the truth can be more layered: In …

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A River Runs Through It

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The late winter run-off from 12 years of school melting during the latter half of a high school senior year can create an emotional flood. A confluence of Senioritis and waiting for college admissions responses quickly overruns the levees built during a senior’s youth-limited life experience. Seniors decry, “When will I hear from colleges?” or …

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Guest Post: The Meritocracy-Diversity Divide

Affirmative action policies could use closer scrutiny—but don’t lose sight of their benefits. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION is an increasingly rare sort of debate, the kind where both sides present a valid analysis of a complex and thorny issue. This is not always the case. On climate change, the left is reacting to a real, imminent problem, …

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The Final Lap

California’s high school seniors (and increasingly non-Californian high school seniors) will be eating  turkey, yams and mashed potatoes and gravy in the glow of a computer screen, as they complete their University of California (UC) applications.  Any parent who believes that Thanksgiving will be an incentive to finish college applications early will be sorely disappointed.   In fifteen …

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In the Midst of College Admissions, Brilliance is Born

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The Daily Academic Dilemma Director: Surya Sundararajan with an assist from Hubbubbaloo Creative Related PostsHurry Up and Wait and Wait and Then Wait Some More Creativemarbles.com Helps with Your Spanish Homework College Admissions Purgatory The Internship Dilemma More on U.S. Employment