• Applying to College Early Decision

    This is the time of year when high school seniors aiming for prestigious colleges and universities contemplate applying Early Decision. When students apply early decision, they promise that they will ...

How to Succeed in College

My son Ben is heading back to high school this week. Ben graduated from Beloit College in May with a degree in mathematics, but his new school year started this morning at Lincoln High, a predominantly Hispanic school in Denver.  He will be spending the year as a teacher-in-training in the classrooms of two mentor […]

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My Favorite College Essay Tip

I’ve looked at plenty of college essays over the years and the vast majority of them have been b-o-r-i-n-g. The essays that I’ve seen have usually been guilty of one or more of these no-no’s: 1. They lacked details. 2. They didn’t convey the student’s voice. 3. They covered too much territory. (Writing about something […]

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Is the ACT Getting Harder?

Today I am happy to share an interesting article that Brian Eufinger, the co-owner of Edison Prep in Atlanta, wrote regarding undetected changes in the ACT that he says are making it harder for high-achieving students to earn stellar ACT scores. I can always count on Brian to share insightful observations about what’s happening with the […]

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