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Three Tips for Time Efficiency

  This article was originally posted at TheOldSchool.cool by Mr. Jim Whiddon, CEO and founder of The Old School, established to help young men and women gain wisdom and understanding in our day.  1.     The Traffic Light System A few years ago, my company implemented a simple system of time management with the goal of freeing up more time for […]

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All the College Essay Prompts in One Place

  Zoomita, a college application online organizational tool provides all of your college application essay prompts organized in one place What does it do? Gives you all of the college essay prompts, word count limits, and deadlines for your college list in seconds.  Write, share, and edit essays without ever creating a file or folder.  Free.  Why should […]

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Wednesday’s Parent: Procrastinate No More!

  I often told my kids, “I work best under pressure”. It was merely my excuse for procrastination: an unhealthy habit that plagues me to this day. I may work best when I know a deadline is approaching, but waiting until the last minute causes untold stress and anxiety. Unfortunately, both my children have adopted that philosophy […]

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The Summer Before Senior Year of High School (10 Tips for Moms)

  If your life isn’t crazy enough right now, it’s about to get even crazier. Once your child becomes a high school senior, your time is not your own. Anything and everything is focused on college. Your family (not just your teen) will eat, drink and sleep all things college. Before the year ends you […]

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Wednesday’s Parent: Deadlines and College Prep

  The college admission process is all about deadlines. On May 1, students must respond to the colleges they applied to and were offered admission. This date is set in stone. If you don’t respond, your offer of admission will be passed along to a student on the wait list. If you don’t stay organized, […]

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Getting Organized: A Key Element of College Prep

  There are times we all wish we were more organized. We are not born organized; quite to the contrary, organization is a learn skilled. It is imperative we help instill the life skill of organization into our children at an early age so that they may better their chances at a successful future as […]

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Mom-Approved Tips: 7 Most Common Organizational Mistakes During the College Application Process

  Gaining admission to your college of choice is going to take some time and effort. However, with so much else happening in your life, making sure that you stay on top of the college application process can be a challenge. Avoid these seven common pitfalls so that you can beat the last minute rush. […]

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5 Free Apps for College-Prep Organization

  College-bound students have so many tasks to complete and remember during the college-prep process. Luckily, there are apps for college-prep organization. This is great news because teens live and die with their smartphones. Having these tools at their disposal should help. Here are five apps that will help your college-bound teen stay organized during […]

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How to help your high school student learn organization

  The steps that your high school student took from middle school to high school were big steps.  For them finding a way to get to school, handle the increased work load, and having to start thinking about colleges were often overwhelming.  If they have a job or are involved with extracurricular activities it magnifies […]

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Mom-Approved Tips: Staying organized in 2014

  The New Year is upon us and high school students are gearing up for all types of college-related activities. Juniors and seniors especially are looking toward the upcoming year with anticipation and excitement. There are many tasks to complete and many decisions to be made, but the key to gliding through the process is […]

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