24
Feb

PSAT + Score Report Plus + Immediate Attention = Higher SAT Scores

By Sam Rosensohn Students who took the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) in October just received or are about to receive their scores on a valuable and often…

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24
Feb

Parents Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Incompetent College Freshmen

By Sam Rosensohn If your college-bound child has been consistently on the Honor Roll, while doing the minimum and devoting the majority of his time to…

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24
Feb

One Application Works for 255 Colleges: How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes on the Common Application

By Sam Rosensohn Once students decide on the colleges they’re going to apply to, they should pray that all of their picks accept the Common Application.…

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24
Feb

The New SAT Is a Test of Endurance – Train for it Like You Would Train for a Marathon

By Sam Rosensohn It takes approximately four times longer than the average root canal, and many students would opt for the root canal. Make no mistake…

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24
Feb

My son, Zac, and the PSATs – ‘I have a Game Today, this Isn’t Helping Me’

By Sam Rosensohn I turned the light on in my son’s bedroom. It was 5:55 a.m., PSAT Saturday. He pulled the down comforter over his head.…

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24
Feb

Meddling Parents Ruin Their Own Health – Back Off and Life Gets Better

By Sam Rosensohn Ricky Taylor, a superior student and soccer player at Valley Regional High School, called the other day to ask if he should take…

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24
Feb

Make This a MacArthur Summer – The Reward Is All Yours

By Sam Rosensohn Robert C. Allen, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was talking to a university alumnus and successful venture…

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24
Feb

Joy Disappears Only to Return After Admissions Meets this Mother and Daughter

By Sam Rosensohn Financial panic started to invade. It was beginning to look like this high school senior might work at a pharmacy instead of going…

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24
Feb

It’s Time for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors to Get Started on Their College Letters of Recommendation

By Sam Rosensohn Freshmen, sophomores and juniors did you get a look at the seniors scrambling around to pull their college applications together? If you don’t…

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24
Feb

If You Haven’t Started the College Conversation – You Might Have Done Yourself a Favor

By Sam Rosensohn Have you ever entered a conversation where assured and cheerful parents are sharing what they’ve done over the last four years to position…

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24
Feb

If Colleges Don’t Advertise Their Troubles, How Do You Spot Them?

By Sam Rosensohn The college marketing blitz aimed at undecided teenagers wondering where to spend four years of college tuition is big business, and colleges are…

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24
Feb

How to Write a Winning College Essay That Admissions Will Admire

By Sam Rosensohn Most seniors will tell you the hardest part of the college application is the essay. And I think they’re right, since most of…

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24
Feb

How to Win College Scholarships and Avoid Scholarship Rip-Offs

By Sam Rosensohn This is the time of year when high school seniors are likely to be approached by unscrupulous companies guaranteeing scholarships, grants, or financial…

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24
Feb

How to Visit College Without Leaving Town – Get an Electronic Copy of The Students’ Intelligence Report

By Sam Rosensohn TIME. I bet if you had four more free hours daily, you still couldn’t get to everything on the to-do list let alone…

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24
Feb

How to Score Big on the Writing Portion of the New SAT

By Sam Rosensohn I rushed to Boston in a downpour before dawn to spend the day with a man from the College Board, who’s working to…

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24
Feb

How to Find Local Scholarship Money: Talk to Your Guidance Counselor

By Sam Rosensohn Scholarship money… Say it loud and there’s music playing Say it soft and it’s almost like praying Scholarship money… It’s time to get…

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24
Feb

How to Figure How Much College Financial Aid Awaits You – Despite a Congressional Snafu

By Sam Rosensohn It took crazy college tuition bills to drive Deep Throat out of the weeds. Mark Felt’s grandson couldn’t pay for college so the…

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24
Feb

How to Complete Eight College Applications and Still Enjoy the Holidays with Friends & Family

By Sam Rosensohn This column is for all the high school seniors who have yet to complete their college applications – we’re going to set up…

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24
Feb

How They Got into Harvard and Eight Key Strategies for Getting into the College of Your Choice

By Sam Rosensohn Leave it to the stellar staff of my favorite college newspaper, The Harvard Crimson, to put together a book that offers high school…

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24
Feb

How Do You Spell Cash Relief for College Tuition? Big SAT Sores

By Sam Rosensohn The dreaded SATs take on entirely different look when students realize that they are an opportunity to win meritorious scholarships – and not…

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