Archive for 2017

Deferred From Your Dream School? Five Things You Need to Do

Deferred From Your Dream School? Five Things You Need to Do Getting deferred from your dream school is not fun. You’re put in this frustrating limbo: you’re not accepted, but you’re not rejected either. If you’ve been deferred from your top choice, don’t lose faith! Instead, do these five things to reiterate your interest in…

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Eight Questions to Ask Yourself at the End of This Semester

Eight Questions to Ask Yourself at the End of This Semester Your last projects are turned in, your finals are graded, and the semester has officially come to a close. Hallelujah! Hopefully you’ve finished the semester on a high note, and can spend your holidays getting some well-deserved R&R. Before you completely check out, however,…

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You Applied Early Action/Early Decision… Now What?

You Applied Early Action/Early Decision… Now What?  You’ve crossed your t’s, dotted your i’s, and your Early Action or Early Decision application is officially submitted and out of your hands. And now… you wait. But what exactly are you waiting for? And what happens once you get your decision? We’ve already answered your questions about…

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Masterful Memorization: Tips for Remembering a LOT of Information

Masterful Memorization: Tips for Remembering a LOT of Information   Finals are just around the corner, which means it’s about time to get the eye of the tiger, grab some caffeine, and start memorizing a lot of information. While it’s true that some people are gifted with incredible memories, you can always improve your own…

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10 Things You NEED To Do This Thanksgiving Break

10 Things You NEED To Do This Thanksgiving Break Our mission with every weekly blog post is to give you (or your child) ways to improve – ways to become a more organized student, a stronger college applicant, or a move ambitious young professional. Today, we’re giving you ten things high school or college students…

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How Should Your Student Spend Their Summer?

How Should Your Student Spend Their Summer? This week we’re discussing a question parents ask us often, and that’s how their child should be spending their summer. By that, they mean, “What summer activities look best on a resume or college application?” We get it! Colleges want to know how your child spends those precious…

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Helping Your Child Decide What Exactly They Want to Do in College

Helping Your Child Decide What Exactly They Want to Do in College Last year, we shared a blog post all about choosing a major. For some students, choosing a major is a harder decision than choosing their university. As a parent, you’re likely trying to figure out any and all the ways you can help…

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Tackling Big Projects With a PLAN!

Tackling Big Projects With a PLAN! Last week, we discussed how to beat procrastination. One of our biggest tips is setting small goals, and today we’re looking more closely at that idea: specifically, how to tackle big projects by breaking them up into small, actionable steps. After all, there’s nothing more intimidating than knowing what…

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Get Your Teen to Stop Procrastinating (No Nagging Required)

Get Your Teen to Stop Procrastinating (No Nagging Required)   “You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin We’ve all been there – putting off that one thing until the last minute, or procrastinating so long that you never end up doing it at all. You’ve…

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Helping Your Student Stay Organized

Helping Your Student Stay Organized I get a rush when I open my planner and I have a full, color-coded to-do list for the day. There is a strange “organizational high” I get when I head to bed knowing that there are neat check marks next to everything I finished, and I know exactly what…

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