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November 10, 2016
Posted by ryan.warren | in | Comments ()
It’s a stressful time of year for kids.  It’s a stressful time of year for parents. Everything seems high-stakes.  There’s not a moment to spare! So, it was not surprising to me to receive a missive with this...
October 24, 2016
Posted by ryan.warren | in Musings, Parenting, Counselors, Test Prep, Tutoring | Comments ()
Getting lost used to be more common. Just 10 or 15 years ago, before we could rely on our phones and satellites to keep track of us, we had to keep track of ourselves. And we did so imperfectly. At least, my friends and I did. Often, we’d plod...
October 13, 2016
Posted by Ned Johnson | in Musings, Parenting | Comments ()
I recently had lunch with my friend Fred, whose daughter (now out of college) attended the same school where my son just started 9th grade. I asked him whether he had any advice for my son about having a successful freshman year. “Nope,...
September 30, 2016
Posted by Ned Johnson | in Musings, Parenting | Comments ()
                                              Like Dogs?   “The dog is imitating the energy that is in your bubble. You...
July 7, 2016
Posted by Jeff Knox | in College Applications | Comments ()
Applications take a lot of work. You’ve got to fill out the form in addition to writing essays and getting letters of recommendation. You’ve got to manage deadlines and document your activities. Almost everyone is aware of those...
June 30, 2016
Posted by Jeff Knox | in College Applications, Colleges | Comments ()
      How do I set up a college interview? Demonstrated interest – actions you take that help a college gauge how much you want to enroll – is on the rise. More colleges are systematically tracking and assigning value...
June 21, 2016
Posted by ben | in Academic Planning, Musings, Study Tips | Comments ()
Yesrerday was the first day of summer officially. Most school years have ended (sorry to those who still have a few more days or maybe even another week!). Here’s a snippet of what each class might want to think about this summer to stay on...
June 21, 2016
Posted by ben | in Academic Planning, Musings, Study Tips | Comments ()
Yesterday was the first day of summer officially. Most school years have ended (sorry to those who still have a few more days or maybe even another week!). Here’s a snippet of what each class might want to think about this summer to stay on...
June 14, 2016
Posted by ben | in LSAT, Study Tips, Test Prep | Comments ()
In 1982, psychologists Kahnerman and Tversky asked research participants the following question:  “Linda is 31 years old, single, outspoken, and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of...
June 8, 2016
Colleges aren’t asking much of you – just a sample of writing that is supposed to be the BEST ESSAY YOU HAVE EVER WRITTEN.   Perhaps I’m overdramatizing, but nevertheless, college essays may be more important than you...
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