Study Motivation – Things Successful People Teach Us

Success does not come overnight. If you want to be successful, you must earn your success. While many will tell you that success is predictable, you will probably agree that no one expected that the dropout Bill Gates would turn his dream into a billion-worth company called Microsoft, or that Oprah,...

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College Planning Begins the Summer After 8th Grade Graduation

Did you know that high school officially begins as soon as a student graduates from 8th grade? Anything they do after that day can be included on their high school resume for college and scholarship applications. Therefore, the summer before freshman year is the perfect time to start planning for co...

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Parents of 10th Graders

Academic and Extra Curriculum Suggestions: Review all suggestions from the 9th grade list. They all still apply! Register and take the PSAT and PLAN even if your school is not offering it. This will give your student practice and a sense of which test may be better suited for him/her. ...

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Parents of 9th Graders

Academic and Extra Curriculum Suggestions: Get to know your school counselor. Schedule a meeting just to introduce yourself even if you don’t need any help at the time. For some schools, counselors are required to write college recommendations (in addition to teachers), so much sure he/she ge...

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7 Mistakes Students Make When Building Their College List

It’s that time of the year: Summer is here and rising seniors are starting to feel the pressure to put together a list of colleges where they’d like to apply. Of course, this list probably won’t be finalized for months, but that doesn’t make the process any less intimidating. Where do you start? Ho...

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