Tag: ACT

The Air is Ripe With AP Exams, SAT Subject Tests (Oh, and Spring)

revised March 8, 2020 Spring To-Do List Ah, spring! No more freezing rain and weather-related late starts. You’re finally creeping out from under the midterms and semester projects of winter, ready to embrace the growing season of a new year. As such, you’ll want to turn your attention to some of the excitement spring has […]

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Space Inside & Out

The New Year brings a cold snap – and a chance to evaluate our priorities, set our intentions, develop healthier habits, and approach our lives with greater mindfulness and grace. With new habits, we create new living spaces for ourselves, both inside and out. In our book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of […]

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College Cousins: University of Delaware & University of Maryland

The University of Delaware and the University of Maryland, two large mid-Atlantic universities, are both well known by name, but there’s a lot about them that you might not know. These are two large state universities, both located in small cities that are adjacent to more populous ones. College Park’s 32,000 residents only slightly outnumber […]

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Making Time for Test Prep

The spring semester is upon us, and with it brings AP exams, spring musicals, college visits, a new sports schedule, and, just maybe, another go at the SAT or ACT. So how do you find the time to balance all the competing demands on your time yet still prepare to do your best? Make it […]

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Perfect Now

I am such a baby when offered a legitimate excuse. For the last week, I’ve been regaling everyone I’ve “seen” with my tale of woe after recovering from a pretty agonizing eye surgery called photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). It’s Lasik’s more painful cousin, and it takes a few days to recover from it. Now that I’m […]

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College Cousins: St. Andrews and U. of Edinburgh

Even if you’re not particularly inclined to check the history of each school, you will want to seek, and be impressed by, these early dates. The University of Edinburgh goes back to 1583 , impressive enough, but the University of St. Andrews marks its official start date in 1413 – the year this teaching institution […]

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College Cousins: George Washington University and Boston University

Few American cities are as steeped in history as Washington and Boston. Each locale boasts a rich political and cultural context that spans more than two centuries, so it’s impossible not to be impressed with the surroundings of the two institutions we highlight in this issue. George Washington University is named for our first president—not […]

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AP Classes: How Many are Enough?

Is more better?  And how would you even know?  Well, some terrific folks in college admissions actually have tried to quantify “enough.” What Are You Taking Junior Year?  I often see kids in sophomore year to plan for junior year classes, test prep, extracurriculars…  and to figure out how to strike a balance among all […]

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Attention Rising Seniors: Time to Start Your College Essay!

As we enjoy this beautiful summer, I’m sure some of you rising seniors tingle with anticipation when you think, “Next year I’ll be a senior!” Right now, you’re probably directing your attention to fun in the sun, and perhaps, avoiding summer learning loss by getting involved in college programs, internships, or even service projects. But […]

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A Student’s Story: A Tulane Business School Success

When James Barlia was a high school senior, he had only a few thoughts about what he wanted in a college. Coming from Bullis, a small private school, he knew he didn’t want a large university. He wanted a school in the small-to-medium size range, but one large enough to have a lot of school […]

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