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Why Sleep Is A Good Study Habit

Why Sleep is a Good Study Habit

By Guest Blogger Sarah Jones Oops, did you hit another stone while sleepwalking? Do you realize how much your poor sleeping habits are affecting you at school? You might argue that you have lots of assignments and revision to do before retiring to bed but we all know that these are just excuses. If your plan your time well, then you won’t have to be the “last minute” type of student. Below are some of the reasons why you should…

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5 Tips To Create A Winning Bracket (Or College List)

5 Tips to Create a Winning Bracket (Or College List)

Written by MCPT Guest Blogger, Kristina L. Dooley, CEP,  Independent Educational Consultant/Certified Educational Planner at Estrela Consulting, originally published on March 24, 2016 1 in 9.2 QUINTILLION. According to mathematicians around the world, those are your odds of picking a perfect NCAA tournament bracket. You’re more likely to win a Powerball jackpot, become President of the United States, or be cast in a recurring role on Real Housewives of Easter Island than to correctly predict the outcomes of 100% of…

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Online Learning: Tips For Success In Digital Classrooms

Online Learning: Tips for Success in Digital Classrooms

You’re probably used to having some aspect of your class held in the digital realm, but taking an entirely digital class is a horse of a different color. There are so many benefits to online learning, but it’s important that you are prepared to make the most of your time. Manage Expectations of Online Learning Ask any student who has taken a college-level online course and they’ll tell you that it’s easily as challenging (sometimes more so) than a physical…

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7 Ways Studying Abroad Will Prepare You For An Internship

7 Ways Studying Abroad Will Prepare You For an Internship

  Last January I packed up my bags and left my home in California to study abroad in Milan, Italy. For four months I studied in Milan during the week and traveled to 11 different countries on the weekends. My time studying abroad was an incredible learning experience. At the time I didn’t realize the extent of which my experiences abroad would help me in my career. While there are countless reasons I’d recommend studying abroad to any college student,…

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How To Successfully Prepare Your Child For College

How To Successfully Prepare Your Child For College

By guest author Rachael Everly, Rachael Everly is an undergraduate student who loves to write on the topics related to business, finance, technology and education. Follow @RachaelEverly for further updates College life is not a piece of cake for your child, and he/she will always  be on the lookout for support from either  friends, relatives or family. As a parent you play a vital role in helping your child prepare for college and determining the level and ease of success. No…

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Writing Winning Scholarship Essays

Writing Winning Scholarship Essays

By Guest Blogger Audrey Jenkins Audrey Jenkins is a skilled freelance blogger covering a range of topics from careers to travel and leisure, along with everything in-between. Writing Winning Scholarship Essays The scholarship application process can be a headache in and of itself, so the last thing you want to see in addition to an application form is an essay prompt. Instead of viewing scholarship essays as a hassle, think of them as an opportunity to set yourself apart. After…

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Technology Democratizes Higher Education

Technology Democratizes Higher Education

Over the course of the last decade, parents, students, and educators have turned a critical eye to the state of the higher education system. Americans have expressed concerns with the astronomical rise in college tuition, low completion rates, unemployed graduates who are  ill prepared for the workforce, and the trillions of dollars in debt students have accumulated. Observers have rightfully concluded that higher education in America has long been on an unsustainable path. Although elite American institutions consistently rank highly among world universities, these schools…

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10 Points To Help Your Child Get The Most Out Of College

10 Points to Help Your Child Get the Most Out of College

Today's blog features our guest blogger, Dr. Joel Ingersoll, of Take On College, Inc.  Dr. Joel shares the My College Planning Team philosophy and mission of helping students maximize the college experience. In this blog, he shares his professional advice to parents in helping their college students create a healthy, confident transition!   Now that summer gone and we are into the fall semester, much has been written about preparing college students for the upcoming semester.  You've likely read numerous college survival lists noting…

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Faith-Based Answers To The Tough Questions

Faith-Based Answers to the Tough Questions

This “Guest Blog” was written by Pastor Terrence Ford, Youth Pastor at Victory Cathedral in Bolingbrook, Illinois.   When I interviewed Pastor Ford for my “Keeping the Faith in College II” blog, he spoke with such enthusiasm and clarity (he was just plain FUN!) that I invited him to write a blog on his advice to young adults. He readily accepted (Thank you, Pastor T!). So, here is our debut of the My College Planning Team (MCPT) Guest Blog. Stephanie Kennedy,…

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