Thomas Kleese

Digging Deep. Determination for the Uphill Climb.

To get results most people don’t, you need to do what most people won’t. We’re closing in on a couple of key ACT exam dates in February. There are some really hard-working students out there who are tired. It’s shaky leg time. It’s mile 20 of a 26.2-mile marathon. It’s that moment when you’ve climbed down into the canyon, and now it’s time to climb back up the other side. It’s time to dig deep. It’s time to do what…

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Championship Habits of Good Students

Does hard work always pay off? Unfortunately not. Just ask University of Alabama Football Head Coach Nick Saban after Monday’s National Championship game versus Clemson. Saban’s Bowl Game record is 14-10. His career coaching record is 232–63–1. Talented athletes helped produce these results. But you won’t hear Saban talk much about talent. He talks mostly about process, discipline and character. It’s hard to argue with how his stats demonstrate that a rigorous process pays off over time. In an academic…

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Student Perspective on Freshman Year of College Realities

Freshman Year of College Realities: The Unedited, Gritty Truth Starting college this fall? Here’s a firsthand perspective from our son Jack, who just finished his freshman year at the University of Memphis. This is Part 1 of a two-part blog. Next week, you’ll get Mom’s firsthand perspective on freshman year: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly. As with any life experience, there’s how you THINK it will be and then there’s how it ACTUALLY GOES. We’ve left Jack’s comments unedited,…

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College Planning Priorities

College Planning Priorities and What You Need To Do Now Grade-By-Grade

Another school year is winding down. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors, here’s what you need to do this summer and next school year to put your best foot forward for college. In this article, we’ll use the term “rising” to indicate the year of school you’ll be going into in the fall of 2018. For instance, “rising sophomores” are those students who will enter their sophomore year of high school in the fall of 2018. Rising Sophomores Focus on Solid Academic…

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test optional trend impact on act

Does the Rise of Test-Optional Schools Mean the Decline of the ACT?

I won’t keep you in suspense. The answer is no. The truth is, the ACT and SAT aren’t going anywhere. They will continue to be critical metrics for colleges when evaluating prospective students. If all you wanted was the short answer to a yes-no question, there you have it. I just saved you seven minutes of reading. However, read on if you don’t believe me, or to gain a better understanding of why standardized tests will continue to be important…

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