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Zip it! Three Things I Don’t Want To Hear When I Screw Up

Zip it! Three Things I Don’t Want To Hear When I Screw Up

I’m pretty sure that the same things I don’t want to hear when I screw up are the very things you hate hearing, too. Like me, you’re human. Humans screw up. That’s what we do sometimes. Yes, that means you. You mess up. So do your kids. I’m talking mainly about those...

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College Campus Visits Student Perspective

College Campus Visits Student Perspective

For spring break, our high-school junior son, Joe, and I visited five campuses in three cities. It was planes, trains & automobiles, with a dash of Uber. Here’s Joe’s firsthand take on our college campus visits! For photos and video, check out...

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The Rocky Road Still Gets You There

The Rocky Road Still Gets You There

During my son Jack’s junior year of high school, the two of us took a trip to visit colleges. While we were in Boston, we walked the Freedom Trail, which is really great. I highly recommend it. What I don’t recommend is coming to the end of the trail at night, in the...

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Add College Campus Visits to Your Spring Break Bucket List

Add College Campus Visits to Your Spring Break Bucket List

Adding a campus visit to your spring break travel plans can be fun and productive, even if you have never visited a college and college application time is a long way off. For those resisting already, let me address your objections, one by one: There aren’t any...

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Digging Deep. Determination for the Uphill Climb.

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....

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Championship Habits of Good Students

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...

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ACT Scores and Merit Aid Payback Compelling Data

ACT Scores and Merit Aid Payback Compelling Data

  ACT Scores and Merit Aid Payback. One graphic. Two compelling conclusions. ACT Scores and Merit Aid Conclusion #1: Sometimes one more point on the ACT CAN make a difference. More points = more better. ACT Scores and Merit Aid Conclusion #2: If you’re not...

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