Abuse of Accommodations for Disabled Students in the College Admissions Scandal

Abuse of Accommodations for Disabled Students in the College Admissions Scandal

1st Apr 2019 Comments Off on Abuse of Accommodations for Disabled Students in the College Admissions Scandal
The architect of the college admissions scandal, William ‘Rick’ Singer, characterized his process as using a “side door” to get students into a college. Athletic Admissions Singer’s use of athletic […] Read more ›
The College Admissions Scandal

The College Admissions Scandal

18th Mar 2019 Comments Off on The College Admissions Scandal
By now, everyone in the US with a student planning to attend college at some point has heard about the college admissions scandal.  Just last week, a couple celebrities were […] Read more ›
ACT English Test Punctuation Tips

ACT English Test Punctuation Tips

4th Dec 2018 Comments Off on ACT English Test Punctuation Tips
The ACT English test frequently includes questions about punctuation.  Commas, easily misused, are often included in one of the answer options given students. ACT English Test Example 1 The example […] Read more ›
Taking A Gap Year:  Why It Is A Wise Choice For Some Students

Taking A Gap Year: Why It Is A Wise Choice For Some Students

27th Nov 2018 Comments Off on Taking A Gap Year: Why It Is A Wise Choice For Some Students
Last week we wrote about impending deadlines for college applications.   If a student is lacking enthusiasm for the next step, the answer may be taking a gap year.  An article […] Read more ›
College Application Deadlines Keep Coming

College Application Deadlines Keep Coming

20th Nov 2018 Comments Off on College Application Deadlines Keep Coming
It’s Thanksgiving Week, and no one wants to be thinking about college applications, right?  But the application deadlines keep coming.  As the next one approaches on December 1, students need […] Read more ›
Improve Math Readiness:  Fight the “I’m Not a Math Person” Myth

Improve Math Readiness: Fight the “I’m Not a Math Person” Myth

14th Nov 2018 Comments Off on Improve Math Readiness: Fight the “I’m Not a Math Person” Myth
Last week we posted an article about ACT math readiness on our Facebook page.  Sadly, math readiness for the Class of 2018 dropped to a 14-year low.  This is discouraging […] Read more ›
ACT Stops Sharing Student Disabilities Info

ACT Stops Sharing Student Disabilities Info

6th Nov 2018 Comments Off on ACT Stops Sharing Student Disabilities Info
The ACT organization discontinued the practice of sharing student information about their disabilities with colleges who purchase student profile information, according to an article in Inside Higher Ed by Scott […] Read more ›
The Difference Between Bullying and Meanness

The Difference Between Bullying and Meanness

30th Oct 2018 Comments Off on The Difference Between Bullying and Meanness
The difference between bullying and meanness is the subject of a couple articles I recently read.  Each requires a different type of response, and how parents guide their children in […] Read more ›

ACT English Test Tips

22nd Oct 2018 Comments Off on ACT English Test Tips
The ACT English test has evolved over the past few years.  The test assesses students in their knowledge of grammar, usage, punctuation and sentence structure.  It also includes questions about […] Read more ›
Teens and ACT Test Anxiety

Teens and ACT Test Anxiety

15th Oct 2018 Comments Off on Teens and ACT Test Anxiety
We recently posted a blog about causes of teen anxiety.  Academics can be a big cause of stress for teens as they try to meet parental expectations and juggle school […] Read more ›
Juniors Will Take The PSAT-NMSQT Test Wednesday

Juniors Will Take The PSAT-NMSQT Test Wednesday

7th Oct 2018 Comments Off on Juniors Will Take The PSAT-NMSQT Test Wednesday
Juniors across the country will take the PSAT-NMSQT test on Wednesday, October 10.  The College Board administers this test, a slightly shorter version of the SAT test, a college entrance […] Read more ›
How Lawnmower Parents Fail Their Kids

How Lawnmower Parents Fail Their Kids

2nd Oct 2018 Comments Off on How Lawnmower Parents Fail Their Kids
Helicopter parents of the last decade have been eclipsed:  have you heard the term lawnmower parents? I think of a helicopter parent as hovering:  watching sports practices, keeping track of […] Read more ›

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