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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 PostsACT & SAT Test Prep is Not Like Studying for a Regular Test The Tale of a College Essay Writer Guest Post: Is My Nest Going to be Empty? Guest Post: The Forecast Calls for Thought College Tuition: Is a Private University …

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“I Got 99 Problems and Being a Kid Ain’t One…”

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Imagine being 16 years old, awake at the crack-of-dawn on a Saturday, sitting in a classroom “listening” to a test proctor who might as well be a sloth, awaiting the start of a three hour and fifty minute test in which the results seemly determine their lifelong success…or abject failure. If only the SAT were …

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Guest Post: Wrapping Up the Brainstorm

About the Author: Antonio, aged 19, currently works at Hubbubbaloo Creative, as well as is a college student.  After writing his own college essays, he has the following advice to share:  The brainstorm is meant to warm you up for taking on the college essay so don’t fret discrepancies. Related PostsHow NCAA Football Can Help Find …

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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 PostsGuest Post: Dealing with a Shrinking Ego Hurry Up and Wait and Wait and Then Wait Some More CA College Freshmen Moving Out of CA: A Shift or Temporary Reaction? College Admissions …

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The Work of Innovation

“…the core skill of an innovator is error recovery not failure avoidance.” – Pixar University’s Randy Nelson Innovators simply tweak a relatively ordinary experience to seem new. Think: Howard Shultz, Starbucks CEO, repackaging coffee (a substance humans have been drinking for thousands of years) building a whole new market. Think: Steve Jobs of Apple, building …

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On Being Sick

As we enter the winter season, this year’s class of bacteria and viruses will be waiting to greet students with open arms. While no one intends to be sick, sickness is an inevitable part of life. Yet, once sick, students resist taking time to rest, so as to “not fall behind.” Sickness is disruptive, forcing …

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To Learn Is..

To know yourself, in order to not be overly edited by others. Photo credit: unknown Related PostsStamina, Attitude and Tranquility: Essential SAT & ACT Skills Life in College: A Glimpse of Smaller Class Sizes in Action CMC’s Top Ten Thinking of Others + Ingenuity + Space = Innovation When is “Enough” Enough?

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Gotta Read ‘Em All

Let the summer reading games begin! In this corner, Whatever Novel that your kid does NOT want to read, but is required to read for Class X! In this corner, Kid + Team Distraction—Instagram, YouTube, XBOX, Hulu, Sleeping In…you get the picture. Additionally, parents may wonder if summer reading is a cruel revenge fantasy of …

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Ahead of the Curve: March 18, 2014

From Our Clients: The New SAT: current high school freshman (Class of 2017) will be the first students to take the recently updated SAT.  The newest version with an optional essay section, will be given for the first time in Spring 2016.  Stay tuned for how the new SAT will or will not affect the college …

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The Great Math Divide

When a math grade goes south, often parents assume an academic tutor is the answer, as the problem must be a lack of understanding.   Students often draw the same conclusion, under the reasoning that the “teacher can’t teach.”   The latter sentiment of the student is what needs further examination; for while the student may …