Identifying The Reasons For College Problems Or Failure

One of the first steps for any student in improving their grades is to identify exactly what the problems are. Parents often find themselves at a loss because they aren’t exactly sure what they issues are, especially if the student has been away for college. There are so many potential problems, like issues with academics, …

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College Failure Help And Transition Program, Updates

I’ve written a great deal about at my work- which is helping failing college students and preventing college problems- at my College Strategy Blog. This last year has been very busy, and I apologize for not posting here more often. The Student Strategy Blog is intended to focus more on college preparation for high school …

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Does College Require “Financial Risk Management?” Yes, It Does.

The word “risk” in financial terms generally refers to the odds of incurring monetary losses from a given endeavor.  Businesses think of risk in terms of losses due to theft or liability, and investors research their decisions to ensure that their assets appreciate, rather than reduce in value.  Research, planning, and using preventive measures are …

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How To Think & Problem Solve Like An Expert

Can you think like an expert?  Of course, and you most likely do this already in some ways.  In the 1970’s when computers were being developed (and actually before the internet), some studies looked at human memory and problem solving approaches.  The most coveted information was on how “experts” in various fields approached problems and …

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How Much Writing Will You Do As A College Undergrad?

One element considered by the National Survey of Student Engagement, an annual survey done at 1,300 4-year colleges every year, looks at the type of work that college freshmen and seniors do. The recent survey found that first-year students, on average, wrote 92 pages during the academic year, while seniors wrote 146 pages. For freshmen, …

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Differences Between “A” and “D-F” High School Students

In it’s annual survey, The American Teacher, Met Life looked at student life in 2002. It surveyed 2,300 high school students in grades 7-12 nationwide. It identified a number of hallmark differences between students who earn “A’s” and students who earn “D’s” and “F’s,” plus what students in general reported on some topics. When compared …

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