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2022 Summer Reading Recommendations From Our Friends At Wellesley Books

With summer approaching, it is the perfect time to select some books to read on the beach or on the porch with a tall glass of lemonade. With the volume of homework you manage all year it can be hard to find time to read for pleasure. Remember the joy you get from reading a riveting story and not wanting to put it down? Our friends at Wellesley Books offer recommendations in a range of genres to ease you into summer!

Family of Liars by E. Lockhart (thriller, suspense) 
 
The thrilling prequel

Educational Advocates Welcomes Ildiko Szekely

Ildi Szekely has extensive experience in teaching, advising, and helping students transition into the rigorous academic collegiate environment. For more than a decade, Ildi has been a teacher, academic advisor, academic coach, and learning disability specialist. Ildi’s passion is education; she thrives around students both as an educator and as a person. Throughout her career in education, Ildi has learned the importance of fostering a culture that is caring, inclusive,

Why Grit is Underrated

I recently read Grit: The Power and Passion of Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. With a title like that, prior to even cracking the spine I was already inspired to think differently about my own determination and the determination of others–especially current students. After finishing the book, my educational experience—years full of learning about how I learned, slowly mastering skills that my peers caught onto fast, and ultimately feeling like I was missing the “how-to

Campus Spotlight: The Ohio State University

Campus Spotlight: The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University is a leading research institution with more than 46,000 undergraduates on its Columbus, OH campus. While many prospective students are drawn to OSU for its engineering and other STEM majors, OSU offers a wide range of disciplines, from business and nursing to music, theatre, dance, and more.

The campus is 20 minutes from the airport. Although OSU is located in the city of Columbus, which is quite large with…

Welcome Laurel Weijer To The Educational Advocates Team

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Laurel Weijer is an experienced teacher, counselor and admissions professional who has worked in both secondary and higher education for more than a decade. She is passionate about helping students grow throughout the college admissions process, tell their own unique stories, and find the right college fit. She has experience working with students from a variety of backgrounds as well as students with language-based learning differences. She believes that great college…

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: READING RECOMMENDATIONS

If you need a gift idea, check out these suggestions for books suitable for teens, and some for adults too. Many thanks to our friends at Wellesley Books for offering suggestions in a range of genres:
 

Goodbye Again, Jonny Sun 

Cover of the book, Goodbye AgainTo read Sun’s work is to know that you’re not alone in your anxieties, worries, loneliness and burnout, and to feel comforted by this knowledge. Reading this book is like having a friend come over, give you a hug, and say, “I know how you

Student Athletes and The College Admissions Process

In an earlier post, we reviewed how and when a prospective student athlete should approach college coaches. We continue here by discussing what occurs once coaches begin to express serious interest in student athletes and how that affects their chances of admission.

After months of keeping in contact with coaches, and then making official visits, student athletes begin to narrow down their colleges of interest based on how much they like the college overall and their assessment…

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