Archive for February, 2012

Drinking and the College Visit

It has been a busy day at Popular University, but Kristy is exhilarated after her time on campus. She's sat in on a biology class, taken a campus tour, had dinner with her student host, and is planning on completing the night by attending a party thrown by one of the school's many fraternities. She gets to the party and is immediately offered a beer by one of the frat's members. For many high school ...

Preparing The Art Portfolio

Students who are considering studying art in college in a serious way must develop an art portfolio during high school. While there are liberal arts colleges and universities that admit art majors without a portfolio, the act of creating a portfolio over time can help students determine if art is in fact the right major for them. Here are some considerations for the potential art major: Are you truly ...

Books For Your Library

With so much emphasis in our culture on college admissions, more and more titles on a variety of related topics are published each year. Here are a few books that are worth a second look. The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development by Harvard’s Richard Weissbourd cautions that we are doing our children a disservice by driving them ...

Navigating A College Website: 10 Tips for Getting the Answers You Seek

Most college websites are chock full of useful information if you know what to look for. Whether you are a junior just beginning your research or a senior with several acceptances in hand, these tips might help you get some answers. 1. News You Can Use – Look at the news on the home page to see if the college seems like a lively, active place. It’s a positive sign if faculty, alumni and student ...
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