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A New Way for a Student to Organize Time More Efficiently

How do you organize your time when you have lots to do but little structure in your day?  This is the age old question for college students who need routine but don’t necessarily know how to create it.  I always told my students:  Use a planner!  I don’t care if it’s electronic or on paper, but it must be written down somewhere.  Put in all your classes, assignments, club meetings and to-do items.  If you see you have 20 minutes…

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5 Great Tips to Get Through Finals

I’ve written this blog with my college students in mind, but if you are in high school and feeling similar stress as your college friends, you should find these tips helpful to get through finals.  Let me know if you agree! Here you are. another term ending, and undoubtedly, there is something you wish you’d worked harder at.  In fact, you might find yourself in relatively “big trouble” because you haven’t kept up with studying or homework or projects or…

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Getting Along With Your New College Roommate

My College Planning Team's President, co-founder and Academic Team leader, Stephanie Kennedy, discusses important tips for getting along with your new college roommate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOEgkDkEZr0&t=7s Need Help With the College Planning - Including Adjusting to College Life and Having a New College Roommate? My College Planning Team's Academic Team can assist your student with all aspects of the college search, application and selection process. Contact Stephanie Kennedy for more information or click here to schedule a free consultation. My College Planning Team…

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Good Mental Health Away From Home Starts Before College

The high school years are a good time to consider healthy strategies to handle stress, especially if your child is showing signs of anxiety and depression or currently is dealing with a mental health issue. With the support of family, friends and a comfortable environment, students can build a stronger foundation before starting the next chapter in their lives. It is important for children to develop confidence in asking for help, and what better time than while under the watchful…

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College Stress, Anxiety and Depression

  This is the time of your life. Your future is bright. You have everything to look forward to. And, everyone seems to want to hear that you are having an incredibly awesome semester. You do not want to disappoint your family. But, your roommate is annoying. Your friends really don't "get" you. Classes are much harder than you ever imagined. And that history prof is wacked. You do not feel like yourself. In fact, you feel like you are…

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Letting Go and Staying Connected: How to Parent Your College Student

Congratulations!  Join the club!  You are now the parent of a college student! For nearly two decades, we have raised our children, created opportunities for them, and served as their strongest supporter and advocate.  Now, they are off to college, where they are immersed in vast sea of opportunities in the company of mostly strangers.  We are wondering how to stay connected to our young adults. Letting Go Can Be Hard to Do We have written the check, said our…

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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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Virtual Reality: Will it Replace the Classroom?

Higher education is already forging exciting new grounds in online learning, but the real ground-breaking news lies in the field of virtual reality and how it's already beginning to change classrooms worldwide. Online Learning So Far Unless you've kept up a diligent study of the latest in online learning, you may be surprised to know that MOOCs are causing serious doubt among experts. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) headline every magazine and blog from here to India and Australia, yet many would agree that the product…

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What Should Students Do In Summer?

In today’s world, you must have previous work experience to get a job.  But what can a high school or college student with little to no work experience do?  Get a summer job, any job, especially during the summer months because this is when they have time to explore without the added pressure of academics.  Taking summer classes, studying for ACTs/SATs, playing video games, and/or reading all summer are simply death knells to a future career. Structure Your Experience In my…

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What’s “extra” about extra-curricular activities?

I always call extra-curricular activities co-curricular rather than extra-curricular for some important reasons I'll describe below. We need a cultural shift on this topic. Young people and their parents think of these experiences as additional to the "real" work of academics but that is simply not true. In today’s world with today’s economy, the people who come out ahead in the work world are used to balancing family and work and hobbies. They have personal interests that keep them learning at all points…

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