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The Pros And Cons Of Private Colleges

When students and families are browse rankings for a “top college,” many private colleges appear on such lists.  The most notable schools in the U.S. are often private, non-profit colleges, such as Harvard and Yale.  While private colleges have a reputation for quality of education, this is often offset by higher costs and greater competition …

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3 Fixes For Test Anxiety

Many students experience test anxiety at some point or another.  It’s that feeling of dread, mild fear, vaguely racing thoughts, nervousness, then your mind going blank that hits you once you sit down to take a test.  Sometimes text anxiety can get so bad that it can cause a student to do poorly on an …

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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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