Archive for February, 2016

Spotlight: Virginia Public Colleges and Universities

Rebecca Kenney Earlier this month, I visited eight colleges and universities in the state of Virginia. There are many appealing schools in this warmer state and a surprising number of public ones. A few have a low price tag even for out-of-state students. Did you know that the second oldest college in the nation, The College of William and Mary, is also a public school? William and Mary is located ...

Gap Year: How to Plan A Rewarding Experience!

For many students, going to college immediately after finishing high school seems like the obvious and expected thing to do. However, immediately jumping from high school to college is not always the best route for all students. For students who are feeling uncertain about college or just want time to have experiences outside of the classroom, a gap year might be the perfect solution. Taking a gap ...

College Research: 5 Tips For Evaluating Fit

If you are a high school junior beginning your college search, you have probably perused a guide book such as The Fiske Guide To Colleges, visited college websites and maybe even logged into a popular college review site such as College Niche or Unigo. If you find that many of the college descriptions are starting to sound similar and you aren’t sure what to look for, you are not alone. Here are ...

Christina Shea – Writing Specialist

Christina Shea, Writing SpecialistChristina Shea is an experienced teacher of writing and a published novelist. She holds a BA from Kenyon College and an MFA from the University of Michigan as well as a Massachusetts teaching certification in ELA.She began as a TEFL instructor in the Peace Corps in the 1990s and, subsequently, became coordinator of language teacher training programs for the Peace Corps, ...

Caitlin – Writing Specialist

Caitlin McGill, Writing SpecialistCaitlin McGill joined Educational Advocates in September 2013. A Florida native, she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.A in English, a specialization in creative writing, and a dance minor. She is currently pursuing her master of fine arts degree in creative writing at Emerson College, where she assists in undergraduate literature and writing ...
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