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Posted on Mar 03, 2014 - 06:00 AM | College Prep | Comments (0)

It’s not uncommon for parents to feel a little left out of their student’s education when they get to high school, but believe it or not, you have a big role to play in helping them stay motivated, get ready for college and get a better education.   5 Parent Steps to College Prep   Create a study area. It’s one thing to tell your student to go study; it’s another to find a way for them to do it. Instead of just flopping on the bed, your student should have a study area that makes their study time productive. An area that is used almost exclusively fo... More

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 - 09:00 AM | Applying to College

A students stares at a list of colleges and wonders how he can impress each one. While colleges generally look at the same requirements (strength of high-school classes, grades, SAT scores, etc.), they don’t all view them the same way.   So how can you make sure you’re a good fit for the colleges on your list?   How to Put Together a College Resume   Don’t rely on high-school graduation requirements. They’re designed to help you graduate high school, not necessarily get you into the colleges you want. Find out the admissions requirements as th... More

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 - 09:00 AM | College Prep | Comments (0)

There’s no denying that wealth provides many advantages in life, among them a better education. Consider these statistics:   The average SAT score for a student from an upper-income family is 1715. From a low-income family? 1310 70% of families earning less than $28,000 were not aware of Pell Grants (not to mention lesser-known forms of need-based financial aid). 82% of upper-income students earn a bachelor’s degree. Low-income students? 8%   Students from families that are better off are ten time more likely to graduate, have SAT scores 125% hi... More

Posted on Feb 10, 2014 - 09:00 AM | SAT Prep | Comments (0)

It doesn’t take long to find out what many students think of your typical SAT prep course, or college prep in general. Just look at these comments we spotted on Twitter a few days ago:   “SAT prep is like a joke”   “SAT prep class is so pointless”   “Pretending to take notes in cp lit. collegeprep is a joke.”   We wonder if it’s the student’s motivation or the prep courses themselves? It’s obvious most of them want to go to college or they wouldn’t take SAT prep or college prep courses. That leads us ... More

Posted on Feb 03, 2014 - 04:35 PM | College Prep | Comments (1)

Do you need college prep?   It’s a big question, and if you’re in 8th or 9th grade, it’s one you should think about often.  First, consider careers that interest you, then pick the one that you want to do most.   Does it require college? Then you need college prep.   Does it not require college? Then you need college prep.   The Benefits of Mixing College and Career Prep   Do you want to get promoted, be a supervisor, and make more money?   Then you need college prep.   According to a study by the Bill & Melinda Gate... More

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 - 09:40 AM | Online Classes | Comments (0)

According to Educause, a leading proponent of high tech in college classrooms, students like it when professors combine online and onsite education. They believe lectures are enhanced by a sprinkle of technology. It can make a boring lecture or presentation just a little bit more exciting and keeps students engaged in classroom discussion.   The Technology Students Want in the Classroom   Presentation Software. Students want to feel more involved, whether that means PowerPoint, Prezi or something else that’s interactive. E-textbooks. Students may love them, but t... More




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