Monthly Archives: August 2018

Understanding Yield in College Admissions Decisions

Understanding Yield in College Admissions Decisions The statistics for the incoming college class of 2022 are wild. Colleges all over the country reported record-low admissions rates, and many simultaneously reported record-high application numbers. However, with the increase in college applications over the past few years, college admissions counselors have another number on their minds: yield.…
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The Memorization Trick That’ll Help You Get Straight As

The Memorization Trick That’ll Help You Get Straight As Throughout high school and college, I used every memorization trick in the book to remember content for classes. I used flashcards, mnemonic devices, weird color-coding strategies.... seriously, I tried just about everything. For the most part, I was successful! However, it didn't come easily. I spent…
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Five Ways to Impress Your Teacher on the First Day of School

5 Ways to Impress Your Teacher On the First Day of School Whether you want to admit it or not, first impressions are extremely important. In the first few seconds and minutes after meeting someone, we’ve already started deciding who we think that person is. Are they kind? Shady? Loud? Dull? Smart? Even the most…
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Surviving Empty Nest Syndrome

Surviving Empty Nest Syndrome   Though it may seem like summer just began, August is officially here (!) which means it’s time to start planning for back-to-school. For students, this means buying textbooks and getting class schedules. For parents with children leaving for college… this means bracing for “empty nest syndrome.” If you’re rolling your…
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