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10 Tips for Writing College Admission-Worthy Essays

  The average American student attends school 180 days each year. Multiply that by 12 years and, by the time you graduate, you get 2,160 compulsory school days. You would think after all that reading, writing, studying, test-taking, and amassing of extracurricular and civic engagements that writing a college admissions essay would be a breeze. […]

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How to Succeed in College Interviews

College Interview Counselors / Career Interview Coaches, LLC has just released a book, College Interview Essentials, which is available for purchase on Amazon.com.  In this first publication, authors and founders of CIC, Peggy Nash Marx and Kyrie O’Connor, discuss how a young, texting generation has lost the art of verbal communication and needs to prepare […]

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Don’t Be Afraid of College Prep

  What lurks in the dark—the unknown? We have so many things to be afraid of these days. Parents live with fear every day. Who knew clowns would be at the top of the list? Can you believe the violence these once happy characters are responsible for? I long for the days of Ronald McDonald. […]

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Supporting Your Child After College Graduation

  If you have children who will be graduating from college, you may be wondering how you can support them on their journey as they enter into the real world and make adjustments to their new lives. It is a scary world out there and if your child is entering a completely new career field, he or […]

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Dear Middle School Student . . .

It’s time for a serious talk. As a middle school student, you might think that college is far away in the distance and you will think about it when you’re in high school. But nothing could be further from the truth. In middle school you’re on the launching pad–preparing for takeoff. If you are serious […]

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Teaching Young Adults the Value of Money

  Learning by your mistakes is part of what life is all about and how you gain valuable experience, but when it comes to money matters, getting your sums wrong can prove to be a costly life lesson that you could do without and could mean money down the drain. Get a handle on the […]

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Is Your Student’s Screen Time Affecting His Vision?

  The average person now spends just short of seven hours a day staring at some sort of screen, either on their computer, smartphone or TV. Students have grown up in a digital age and probably don’t consider how vulnerable they might be to a condition known as computer vision syndrome. A growing number of […]

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Sometimes College Isn’t the Right Choice

  When our student graduates from high school we flaunt college names like a badge of honor. “My daughter is going to Harvard.” “My son will be attending college at Texas A&M.” You get the picture. Sometimes our desire to prove we raised a successful teenager clouds our judgment and causes us to push our […]

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Reflecting on Memorial Day

  While my daughter was studying abroad in Paris, my husband and I made a trip to visit her. Being a history buff, my husband wanted to visit Normandy. I remember staring at those cliffs along the beach in awe of the men who knew they were most likely going to die trying to scale […]

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Do You Need to Go to College to Be President?

Everyone remembers the scene from “Goodwill Hunting” when Will confronts a Harvard student spouting off his formal education knowledge. Will contends his high-priced Ivy League education is simply that–high priced. He contends you can get a college education with a simple library card. According to Will, the key is to read. Read everything written by […]

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