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January 12, 2017
January may seem like a silly time to start thinking about summer, but in fact, now is the perfect time to start looking ahead. By the time the school year ends, you’ll have spent many months working diligently to learn all that academic...
January 7, 2017
Posted by Ned Johnson | in Academic Planning, Musings, Admissions, College Applications | Comments ()
Applying to college is taxing, from the first college visit until the final decision is made. Perhaps no time in the process is more stressful than ticking through these cold weeks, politely dodging the questions of aunts and cousins, waiting...
January 2, 2017
Posted by aaron.golumbfskie | in PSAT, Test Prep | Comments ()
With any luck, your first reaction to your PSAT scores was to hang up the score report on the refrigerator rather than ball it up in the wastebasket. But either way, you should remember that the PSAT was only practice: good scores won’t get...
December 6, 2016
Posted by ryan.warren | in Parenting, SAT, SSAT/ISEE/HPST, Test Anxiety, Test Prep, Tutoring | Comments ()
  “Whenever I hear someone flip the page, I kinda panic.  I worry that I am behind, and that’s when I start rushing.”     I hear this sentiment frequently on the ACT, SAT, and,...
November 10, 2016
Posted by ryan.warren | in | Comments ()
It’s a stressful time of year for kids.  It’s a stressful time of year for parents. Everything seems high-stakes.  There’s not a moment to spare! So, it was not surprising to me to receive a missive with this...
October 24, 2016
Posted by ryan.warren | in Musings, Parenting, Counselors, Test Prep, Tutoring | Comments ()
Getting lost used to be more common. Just 10 or 15 years ago, before we could rely on our phones and satellites to keep track of us, we had to keep track of ourselves. And we did so imperfectly. At least, my friends and I did. Often, we’d plod...
October 13, 2016
Posted by Ned Johnson | in Musings, Parenting | Comments ()
I recently had lunch with my friend Fred, whose daughter (now out of college) attended the same school where my son just started 9th grade. I asked him whether he had any advice for my son about having a successful freshman year. “Nope,...
September 30, 2016
Posted by Ned Johnson | in Musings, Parenting | Comments ()
                                              Like Dogs?   “The dog is imitating the energy that is in your bubble. You...
July 7, 2016
Posted by Jeff Knox | in College Applications | Comments ()
Applications take a lot of work. You’ve got to fill out the form in addition to writing essays and getting letters of recommendation. You’ve got to manage deadlines and document your activities. Almost everyone is aware of those...
June 30, 2016
Posted by Jeff Knox | in College Applications, Colleges | Comments ()
      How do I set up a college interview? Demonstrated interest – actions you take that help a college gauge how much you want to enroll – is on the rise. More colleges are systematically tracking and assigning value...
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