5 Things To Know About A College Essay

There is a lot of information out there, and sometimes hype, about college essays.  I’ve worked with a lot of colleges, spoke with their admissions departments, and even read many opinions that the Deans of Admission from competitive colleges have to say about college applications and essays (or “personal statements”).  Here are a few key …

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Audio Page Added

I’ve added an audio page to my main website so that readers have the option to listen to me talk about specific topics.  This particular gallery-style page had two options:  You can listen via an in-page audio player without having to download.  Or, you can download the MP3 to your computer, iPod, or even burn …

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Fall 2010 Update

It’s been a busy summer, with a lot of great meetings and progress.  Unfortunately, writing blog posts hasn’t been part of that, and I’m hoping to post more once school is fully underway.  I’m also planning to add an audio page to my website, and to finish some needed updates of the pages. A few …

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I’m Failing College- But I Don’t Want Help

Students who suddenly find themselves doing poorly or even failing in college often try to go it alone.  In some cases, they can resolve the situation themselves.  But in most, the situation doesn’t improve and can even become worse.  When parents try to help, the student can distance themselves or even feel worse.  For students, …

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Going To College With A Disability

College Planning And Disabilities A disability need not stop any student from pursuing higher education.  In fact, students who go to college with a disability can be very successful, and often see graduation when many of their non-disabled peers do not.  Those with physical disabilities can show a college their limitations and needs in very …

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About This Blog- 2010 Update

College Strategy Blog was created as a place for me to discuss issues pertaining to college, as well as to provide real-life information and “lessons learned” from my work with students and families.  This work includes both students who are planning for college and those in college already, and I have worked with students who …

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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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