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The dynamic behind the want to do and feel like doing game is complex. There are many forces at play. Temperament, internal and external motivators, a sense of urgency, perseverance, rationalization, and even distractions can all play a part.

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Online tutoring is so convenient, but we still confront a few challenges to seamless, efficient tutoring sessions. Here are my top four online tutoring frustrations and what I do to help students learn despite them.

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Welcome to junior year, the most important year of the high school transcript. This will be the most recent full-year of grades submitted with your application. This is the year that highlights your mastery and expertise.

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Feel like applying to college is just an endless series of hoops to jump through? Maureen Delaney offers guidance on self-care through the college admissions process.

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Time management strategies that work, even for the most disorganized among us.

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Starting things is hard. I’ve devoted way more creative energy over the years to excusing why I haven’t started projects than I have to starting them. “Statistically speaking,” says John Mulaney, “it is 100% easier not to do a thing, than to do a thing.”

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What motivates us is shaped by all the various experiences that shape who we, so when it comes to persevering through ambivalence, uncertainty, and inner resistance, there are few shortcuts to genuine self-knowledge.

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Confused about the differences between ED, EA, REA, and SCEA? Unsure what's best for you? Maureen Delaney guides you through the maze of early applications.

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Remember that your résumé will serve as a list of facts that have contributed to your unique position as a person, so tailor your résumé to represent your distinctive self –and then share your information generously with others.

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How do I help decide the destiny of my child? PrepMatters’s in house expert, Educational Planner Jeff Knox, has some suggestions for making the most sense of all the high school information you have collected.