Students and parents often worry so much about the size of the school! Size is a factor that needs to be considered only by what is the right fit for the individual student.Full Story »
I see and read many, many resumes for student college applications. Most of them I save for bedtime because as I read them I fall asleep. That is NOT what you want the college application readers to do when they read your resume! So how to make it a bit more interesting?Full Story »
Standardized testing is always a major subject with each and every student and family I work with. Nothing is more nerve-wracking than those PSAT and SAT test dates and results. I have had students who have taken the SAT six or seven times (a mistake, in my opinion). College Board now allows the student to choose which set(s) of scores to send. This reduceds the stress considerably, but there are still colleges that require ALL scoresFull Story »
The college application is a process which serves as a rehearsal for the real thing: college. Lisa Bleich, an independent college mentor and fellow member of the IECA, serves up her advice. And very good advice it is!Full Story »
I will be on vacation until the end of July at which time I will begin blogging again! I appreciate my readers so much, and look forward to a new admission season! Until then…have a great summer.
Don’t forget to follow me on the Dallas Morning News Moms Blog on Mondays at 3p!Full Story »
This article, History for Dollars is by David Brooks, op-ed columnist for The New York Times. It discusses the continued value of the humanities. It is worth reading, and I recommend it to you. I love David Brooks’ last line: If you are dumb about The Big Shaggy, you’ll probably get eaten by it.Full Story »
One of my IECA colleagues, Jill Tipograph is the CEO and Founder of Everything Summer. She has some great advice for parents and teens, so check it out here. I would like to add that it is not too late to make summer plans for your teen! Activities or academics or adventures are a real positive in most teen lives and enhance maturity, leadership, and social skills. So here is a list of possible things to get involved in this summerFull Story »
Ever read it? The article, Why the Future doesn’t need us? by Bill Joy.
“Our most powerful 21st-century technologies – robotics, genetic engineering,and nanotech – are threatening to make humans an endangered species”.Full Story »
Nortwestern University was founded in 1851 to serve the northwest territories….Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. Not exactly what we consider the northwest now! The campus is truly beautiful and only a block or so from Lake Michigan. It is not a regional school anymore, but a well known university. Northwestern is noted for its academic excellence.Full Story »