Category Archives: Summer Reading

Getting Started

GETTING STARTED: A Primer for Anxious Parents and the College Bound STARTING EARLY Every year, throughout America, a new crop of college-bound high school seniors begins the final and sometimes traumatic lap that will, for most, end with graduation and … Continue reading

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Best Use of Your Summer!

From Sarah C. Reese, Informed Educational Solutions Summertime!  Dreaming of sleeping in, hanging out with friends and producing YouTube videos?  Time is precious!  Plan now to use your summer time to explore careers, build upon your extra-curricular experiences, learn new … Continue reading

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“I’m Bored” – More Ideas to Prevent Summer Slide

A promised, below are a few more ideas to prevent summer slide: Have your child get comfortable with online learning. Hire a tutor to teach your child, keep them on a schedule and hold them accountable for learning. Follow the … Continue reading

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“I’m Bored. There is nothing to do.” – How to Prevent Summer Slide

Every June, my husband and I create a summer studies plan for each of our children.   It helps create order in our home, allows the children to practice and learn independently at their own pace and provides the feeling … Continue reading

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PLANNING FOR COLLEGE: The Eleventh Grade Applicant

We have suggested in an earlier blog that getting an early start on the college process is essential for good results to be reasonably assured. A ninth grade start is even better than a tenth grade start; a tenth better … Continue reading

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PLANNING FOR COLLEGE: The Tenth Grade Client

Throughout our years of college counseling and the many changes we have witnessed in the industry, some things have remained the same. For example, no amount of wishfulness on the part of parents will bring much success without the full … Continue reading

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SMALL IMPROVEMENTS CAN LEAD TO BIG GAINS

    One of the cornerstones of successful educational counseling is persuading young clients that small changes in their approach to learning can lead to enormous benefits in the long run. A middle schooler who has a well developed outside reading program, … Continue reading

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Developing a Reading Program

We all know that reading – the sheer joy of drawing words from a page – is tonic for the soul, at every age. For children and young adults, though, a reading program beyond the requirements of school has many additional advantages. Sustained … Continue reading

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Independent Reading Tips and Strategies

     In this era of multi-tasking and lightning-fast communication, it may seem nearly impossible to unplug – even for an hour out of the day. Yet that hour of disconnect can be your best hour by far, an opportunity … Continue reading

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Is Old Fashioned Reading Really Important Anymore?

“My kids aren’t readers. Today, there are so many ways to pick up information, is old fashioned reading really important anymore?”       In a recent counseling session with the father of three sons, I came face to face with a … Continue reading

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