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The Latest Iteration of Innovation for the High School Junior

Not every 16 year old (an American equivalent of a high school junior), both internationally and in the United States, has the same college planning needs.  So, at Creative Marbles, we offer three different levels of support to assist families who are seeking individualized college admissions plans, in the year before most students submit undergraduate …

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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 PostsArts and Science Are Not Mutually Exclusive College Application Deadlines Making You Want to Scream? Grade Inflation is present and …

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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 Posts“My Student is Average. Where Can She/He Get In?” College Grads Face Difficult Job Market Standardized Testing: The Good, The Bad and A Hmmmm…Moment Motivating others by helping others see the importance of their actions By …

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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 PostsMay 1st: Not Just May Day for Seniors Student Debt = Future Income Spent Today September 2014 ACT Scores Available Online CA Budget Affects Cal Grants for Private, Non Profit Colleges College …

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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 PostsAvoid the Crowds …

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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 …