24
Feb

Students Get to Know Your Guidance Counselors – Colleges Prize What They Have to Say About You!

By Sam Rosensohn Douglas White, a guidance counselor at Branford High School, wasn’t surprised that he had to twist both his sons’ arms to get them…

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24
Feb

Stairway to Select Schools and Good Paying Jobs at a Fraction of the Cost – Community College

By Sam Rosensohn Heather Carlson graduated from Hale-Ray High School in East Haddam and could have started her freshmen year at Central Connecticut State University, but…

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24
Feb

Sixty Percent of All College Freshmen Do Not Graduate in Four Years

By Sam Rosensohn Every fall approximately one million high school graduates begin their undergraduate careers at four-year colleges and universities in anticipation of earning a bachelor’s…

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24
Feb

PSAT Scores – A Roadmap to Scoring Big on the New SAT in March

By Sam Rosensohn The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) scores are in and first reports indicate test scores were lower than many students had anticipated. Is it because…

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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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