Archive for September 2016

Parent & Student Communication in College

Parent & Student Communication in College Just this Monday, The Huffington Post ran a piece called “The 5 Questions that Parents of College Students Should Ask.” It’s a great read for parents and students alike, whether said student is a senior preparing to leave the nest or a college student figuring out how to adjust. Before…

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5 Reasons to Get Involved with Politics in College

5 Reasons to Get Involved with Politics in College It’s that time again. You can’t get on social media, turn on the television, or even step outside without being bombarded with political talk right now. For many college students, this will be your very first time voting in a presidential election. Whether you’re with her…

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Giving Back & Getting More: Finding the Perfect Volunteer Work

Giving Back & Getting Much More: Finding the Perfect Volunteer Work As a high school student looking ahead to college, you’ve probably had the importance of volunteer work drilled into your head. If you’ve done a lot of it, you’re figuring out how to make that known on your application. If you haven’t done much of…

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How to Recover from a Bad Grade

How to Recover from a Bad Grade So, it happened. We’ve all walked out of tests saying, “That was so hard, I probably failed!” but you never actually have… until now. You got a big, fat F on your exam, and now you’re freaking out about how it’s going to affect your GPA. How on…

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Brain Food: The Breakfast of Champions

Brain Food: The Breakfast of Champions Once upon a time in middle school, a friend told me that fish was “brain food.” She stated with absolute certainty that the more fish we ate, the smarter we would be. At a time in life when the words of my peer were absolute truth, I forced myself…

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A MAJOR Decision: Choosing What to Study in College

A MAJOR Decision: Choosing What to Study in College It’s common knowledge that your chosen college major determines your future career, and therefore your future socioeconomic status. While you can technically head off to college without committing to a major, this severely hurts your chances of having a successful college experience and subsequent professional life. In…

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Getting Extended Time on the SAT

Getting Extended Time on the SAT While the SAT may be nerve-wracking for everyone, it can be even more anxiety-inducing for students with disabilities. It’s hard to stay calm and focus on getting correct answers when your mind is filled solely with the ticking of the clock, counting down a time limit that isn’t nearly…

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