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Why should college students be familiar with CourseSmart?

A Silicon Valley start-up called CourseSmart may be changing the way college professors grade their students, according to the New York Times on April 8, 2013.   Nine colleges are testing this innovative product which tracks whether and how much … Continue reading

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Decision Time: The College Choice Factor That Can’t Be Measured

Once a student and I have spaded through all of the data— majors, testing, size, location, selectivity— and the college visits are scheduled, I always give the following advice: Take the tour, do the group meeting, and make sure the … 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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THE PRACTICAL LIMITS OF SELF-EXPRESSION

    The business of getting into boarding school or getting into college poses philosophical and other questions that need to be addressed by every applicant in one way or another. I have to be me. No one can tell me how … Continue reading

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Parenting… Studies show… !

A recent New York Times Op Ed page reports on the conclusions of the Grant Study, which followed approximately 250 students from Harvard born in 1938 through their lifespans, with measuring/testing/interviews every several years. In the department of “Things That … Continue reading

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Parents: Choose Your Battles Carefully!

Nearly every family that includes both parents and kids is also home to those endless skirmishes that seem never to end. Make your bed. Don’t be so messy. You should be more organized. Your grades need improvement. Nothing electronic until … Continue reading

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THE PARENT AS COUNSELOR

  When a student begins to consider making application to an independent school, college, or university, there are usually several adults available to assist with the process. Often, a guidance counselor assumes the primary role of school or college counselor for a certain … Continue reading

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Digital Media and Youth – Link Access to Output

I don’t know anyone who isn’t very concerned about the impact of the obsession with digital media and devices among all of us— and especially among youth, whose characters, habits, and even IQs are not yet fully formed.  We can’t … Continue reading

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We Can’t Afford An Educational Consultant. The Cost of our Children’s Education is Already High.

  There is a familiar bumper sticker that reads: THINK EDUCATION IS EXPENSIVE? TRY IGNORANCE. We all realize that the cost of educating our children seems to be growing every year. Yet many of us are reluctant to apply the … Continue reading

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The Teenage Journey to Self-Confidence

What is it about teenage self-confidence that makes communication with parents so difficult? The two sides seem to take polar-opposite positions on every subject, no matter how mundane. No one is listening, just waiting for the opportunity to talk. How … Continue reading

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