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Prepare for College Essays by Journaling

How can you prepare your sophomore or junior for the college process ahead? You may have read my posts 10 Things You Can Do for Your College-Bound 10th Grader and Your 11th Grader’s 11 Steps to Success. But you’re still worried about those dreaded essays… What if your

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Wrapping Up Junior Year

What should your high school junior be focusing on to prepare for the college process right now? For helpful direction, review some of my junior year posts: “Your 11th Grader’s 11 Steps to Success” “11th Grade Parents’ Reading List” “The Next Six Months of College Visits” “Preparing

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Do You Need “A Passion” To Get Into College?

Who brought that ubiquitous word “PASSION” to the college admissions process? Consultants? “How To Apply” books? Admissions officers? Guidance counselors? This word does not come from a teen vocabulary. It’s too extreme, too emotional, too revealing, too blurred with sex or romance, too intense, too uncool, too

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Finding the Best College for Your Major

“My son is interested in sports marketing,” the father explains when I pick up the “BATPHONE“ at Position U 4 College. “What colleges should we look at that would offer that major?” Fortunately, I can suggest several excellent books for finding schools that offer (and are known

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Inside the College Admissions Office…What Every Family Needs to Know

Update: If you missed this seminar, or don’t live in the NJ area, I will be offering a podcast interview with Don Betterton as part of the exclusive content available to Position U 4 College premium subscribers. Sign up for our e-newsletter for upcoming details of this

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College Reading List for 11th Grade Parents

While your high school junior prepares for standardized tests and works on keeping grades up in challenging courses, what should you be doing to prepare for the college process? READ. Keep discussions about college to a minimum until midway through your student’s junior year. Your son or

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