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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Spring Update

Things have been very busy in my work, not just with students, but with other things as well. I finished drafting my second book, which is a cross section of “true stories” that covers students I’ve heard from work or worked with at two-year and four-year colleges (even some from international student stories). I plan …

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58% Of American Students Take 6 Or More Years To Complete College

In it’s annual report, the Condition of Education 2009, the U.S. Department of Education described graduation rates for American students. The report focused on “traditional” students ages 18-24, and examined some basic factors: Public universities versus private colleges, males versus females, and the timeframes of 4, 5, and 6 years for those who did earn …

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