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Posts tagged with: College Readiness

Summer can be a time for rest and relaxation for high schoolers, after a year of grinding away at the books and extracurriculars. But three months is a long time to do zero of productive merit from an academic or...
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Senior spring at the Taft School was a complete joke. I mean, it was a complete joke everywhere, but at Taft, by embracing a complete joke, they… squared it. The seniors barely ever went to class and instead spent most...
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I was cursed with a quick wit and curiosity for all subjects of learning and extracurriculars. I loved math but did it sloppily and thus missed occasional minus sign that blew up the whole equation. Science was awesome, but my...
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When Aiden’s mother called me, he was a wink away from failing out of Bucknell. It was mid-January and he still hadn’t completed his courses from fall semester. The professors had been extremely lenient, and when the administration got involved,...
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As we enter the third winter of the Covid pandemic, maintaining good relationships with our kids is so critical, given the impact that it’s had on mental health. For reference, the pandemic has literally doubled the rate of both anxiety...
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By Alexander W. Merrill With exams around the bend, I thought I would share some areas that parents should be considering as they thinking about how to support their teenager or young adult in preparing for finals in high school...
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It was only a matter of time before my old fraternity chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma, the Skulls, was shut down. It seemed an anachronistic setting for such a conversation, one beyond the imagination of my college self, existing in...
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By Kristin Tracy As the novelty of college life starts to wane, students begin to realize why they’re really there. Learning takes center stage. What could be scarier than ghosts, goblins and ghouls? Midterms and proving that the information you’re...
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By Lindsey Skerker, Director of College Counseling and Placement at The Craig School          In a recent article about the most expensive colleges in the US, President Brian Casey of Colgate University summed it up best: “The business model of...
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By Michelle McAnaney of The College Spy The role of standardized tests in the college admissions process has always been difficult to understand, with most people overestimating their importance at most colleges. Now, with more colleges allowing applicants to apply...
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