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Posted on Jun 15, 2012 - 06:00 AM | College Prep | Comments (0)

In 1996, Ken Wilber released the book, A Brief History of Everything. It had to be brief, otherwise he’d still be writing it.   Mel Brooks got how difficult it is to sum up everything when he added Part I to his 1981 film History of the World.   As an exercise, try to sum everything you do in school in a few sentences, but still explain it in great detail. Pretend you’re trying to tell a college admissions officer everything you’ve done in the past year. And remember, keep it succinct yet complete.   It’s not easy, is it?   It’s difficu... More

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 - 06:00 AM | Financial Aid | Comments (0)

Last week, the White House and college presidents finally agreed on a proposal President Obama put forth last February – to create a student “shopping sheet” that will make financial aid offers easier to understand.   The problem is that it really doesn’t make college any more affordable. It just lets you realize how deep in debt you’re going to be.   How the Shopping Sheet Works   The shopping sheet goes into effect next spring for the 2013-14 school year. Its provisions mandate that colleges:   ·    &nbs... More

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 - 06:00 AM | College Prep | Comments (0)

Sign up for a FREE web event here.   Last Wednesday, John Briggs, our communications director, participated in the program Raising Great Men, hosted by Marie Roker-Jones. Here is some of what they discussed.   How outnumbered are men on college campuses? Men make up 43% of college students and are outnumbered by nearly 2 million women, despite being a majority of the population between the ages 18-24. By the end of this decade, women are expected to outnumber men 60-40%.   Why are boys not interested in college? They often believe they can’t do the work, which indi... More

Posted on Jun 08, 2012 - 06:00 AM | College Prep | Comments (0)

Sign up for a free web event today! Want to know a secret? There’s an inverse ratio to college prep.   The more time you spend on college prep, the less time you’ll have to spend in college.   — Spend four years preparing for college and you’ll graduate in four years. — Spend two years preparing for college prep and you’ll graduate in six. —    Spend no time preparing for college prep and you’ll graduate in 8 – if you graduate at all.   Of course, that’s the one exception to this rule – s... More

Posted on Jun 06, 2012 - 06:00 AM | High School | Comments (0)

In three months, you 8th graders make the leap from junior high to high school.   Are you ready?   You’ve probably chosen your classes by now, but that’s only a small part of being ready for high school.   College Prep for High School Freshmen   Do you have..?   ·        Career goals. Find jobs that might interest you. You don’t need a job title, but strong career possibilities are good. ·        4-year plan. Don’t just select classes for next year; th... More

Posted on Jun 04, 2012 - 06:00 AM | College Tuition | Comments (0)

In Pennsylvania, people were arrested for protesting cuts to K-12 education.   In California, they were arrested for protesting cuts to college education.   It’s easy to see why people are suddenly up in arms. These cuts are having a real impact on how students learn. The responsibility is increasingly falling on the shoulders of worried and overworked families.   Basic services schools used to provide as a matter of course are being diluted, weakened, or cut out altogether.   Consider these facts…   ·      &n... More




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