Kids Should Have Work Life Balance Too

Kids Should Have Work Life Balance Too In the adult world, Work Life Balance is a real thing that people strive for. But what about our kids? Do they not deserve that same luxury?     I am all about encouraging my students to explore their interests and passions, but at some point we have to […]

How to Request Extended Time on the ACT

How to Request Extended Time on the ACT   *Please note that this post applies to requesting extended time on the ACT only and not the SAT!   STEP 1: Request extended time or special testing for the ACT online through their website when you register for the ACT test.   The ACT is in the process of […]

What to Wear to an Interview: Honest Trailers

What to Wear to an Interview: Honest Trailers 1. Your big girl (or big boy) panties. If you’re going for an interview, leave the childish attitude at the door. This includes all of the following (and more): obsessively checking your phone, “like” and “um”, the Hunchback of Notre Dame posture (the hunchback does not get the girl… […]

When Every Kid Gets a Trophy

When Every Kid Gets a Trophy   When every kid gets a trophy, nobody wins. Worse, we’ve robbed them of one of life’s best teachers: failure. Failure stings. It burns, like the morning after a workout, like your shoulders if you forget sunscreen at the beach, like the frigid air if you forget your jacket. […]

A New Blog Segment: Professional Development

A New Blog Segment: Professional Development   Faithful Blog Readers, Today, we are saying goodbye to Get Fit! Friday and HELLO! to Get Professional! Friday. We’ve been getting thousands of questions about how to choose a college major, how to decide on a career, how to land a job, etc., and we decided that a […]

FREE Ways to Explore Interests (& Put it on Your Resume!)

Become a Specialized Student: Get Certified   As we’ve said time and again, college admissions committees are now moving towards a “specialized student”. This means they’re looking for kids with a passion for a specific subject. (Goodbye Jack of all Trades.)   Just because your school doesn’t offer Robotics or Business Marketing doesn’t meant that you can’t dig in to that […]

Keeping healthy amid Zika fears

Keeping Healthy Amid Zika Fears Have you heard of that scary word, Zika? It seems to be everywhere – from the news to the Olympics. But what is it? Should you be worried? The Zika virus is spread generally by the Aedes species of the mosquito. While that may sound fancy, the virus is not. […]

How Starting College Can Mean Starting Fresh

How Starting College Can Mean Starting Fresh: I didn’t take high school seriously, and I hung out with what some people might refer to as the “partier crowd”. After starting college, I became a straight-laced pre-med student who studied 80+ hours a week. My sister has a similar story. She was kind of a rule-breaker in middle school, […]

SCHOOL HACK: Tricks for Writing Literary Analysis

SCHOOL HACK: Tricks for Writing Literary Analysis   You’ve got your thesis down, and you’re on the road to greatness. You’ve written your topic sentences, and you’ve plopped a super awesome quote in your body paragraph. Great. [Long pause]     Now what? Now you need to explain yourself. Tell the reader how your quote proves your […]

5 Misconceptions about College Athletes

5 Misconceptions about College Athletes                     1. They don’t have to study: No, they study as same as other students. In fact, they need to meet GPA requirements to be eligible for the college and the sports division.   2. NCAA is only way: Although the NCAA is […]