Monthly Archives: September 2012

Basic Homework Guidelines

From kindergarten through grad school, one common feature is always present: that after-school phenomenon called homework. To some, it is an inevitable part of school – sometimes useful, sometimes not – a nightly reminder that our job as a student is learning, however … Continue reading

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The College Essay: Every person does have a story to tell!

When most college applicants hear the words college essay, they are filled with angst and insecurity.  In the college essay, students are asked to take a good look at themselves and convey their true qualities, in 500 words or less, … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES MY TEACHER WANT? – TIPS ON “READING” YOUR TEACHER AND PROMOTING CLASSROOM SUCCESS

Why is it that some students just seem to know how to study, while others never learn? Are there secrets to successful learning that can make a difference? These questions, which express the frustration of countless students at all levels of … Continue reading

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The Significance of the Student Tour Guide on a College Tour: Northwestern University

  To be honest, our initial stroll around the Northwestern University campus this past August left us relatively unimpressed.  Everything was nice, but the campus didn’t scream “exceptional” or “perfect fit” to us.  After attending the information session and the … Continue reading

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THE SCHOOL INTERVIEW

Occasionally, in the course of growing toward full personhood, nearly every young adult confronts an admissions interviewer or two, sometimes for summer camp or job, for admission to an independent school, possibly as part of the application process for admission … Continue reading

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WE WON’T DO FOR ONE WHAT WE CAN’T DO FOR ALL

Parents try to be fair in distributing resources among their children. Sometimes, to a fault. When it comes to considering school options and the possibility of paying tuition for one child, the next thought is whether the same financial resources will be … Continue reading

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Feeling the Heat – College Admissions

High school seniors experience enormous pressure to earn the highest possible SAT/ACT scores, in order to position themselves most favorably with their top choice colleges. So, it seems, do the colleges and universities seek to be able to publish the … Continue reading

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“How Children Succeed”

When our children were toddlers, I developed the ability to know just when one of their precarious steps would lead to a non-injuring fall to the ground.  I trained myself to look away as the child fell, knowing that his … Continue reading

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