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Posts tagged with: College ready

Moving to college is a big change. It’s an exciting time, where you’re taking the next step in your academic career, moving away from home, and living independently for what for many will be the first time. This is naturally...
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College admissions counselors are impressed by students who spend their summers working. They can infer that you are responsible, mature, capable of making a commitment and can manage your time—all skills that will serve you well in college. The specific...
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Selecting tutors in Greenwich, CT can be very challenging, and yet critical in providing an extra academic boost to a student at a critical time. But a poor tutor will accomplish very little with a student and may even discourage...
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My mind always returns the summer jobs I had when I was young. I couldn’t tell you why, really. The imprint young pride perhaps? Nostalgia? Or more likely it’s this: it was the time of the test tube, the time...
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By Josephine Vonarburg of Transitions College Advising Things move quickly in college. A great deal of material is covered in a short 14 to 15-week period, and there is no time to waste. This means that students need to be...
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By Michelle McAnaney Spending your summer working is a valuable use of your time. You will make money, friends and contacts that may assist you in the future. You will learn important skills such as time management, money handling, responsibility...
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By Laurie Weingarten of One Stop College Counseling This is a question we are always asked when beginning our work with students. There are literally thousands of options of different things you can do in the summer, and there is...
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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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The SAT and standardized testing generally have been under attack for a few years now, but I don’t think the arguments discrediting it hold much merit. After all, the rest of the metric-system-using globe relies almost exclusively on standardized testing...
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