If you need a gift idea, check out these suggestions for technology: Gopro Camera Make your own movie with music and effects using this advanced camera that captures vibrations and movements in action. You can even shoot underwater videos with incredible images! Virtual Reality Headset Sony PlayStation VR You can have an unbelievable gaming experience or watch a movie in full 3-D with these high-tech headsets. Headphones:
The latest Apple technology in headphone…
If you need a gift idea, check out these suggestions for books! Our friends at Wellesley Books offer suggestions in a range of genres:
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead gives us a terrifying glimpse into an imagined past in which each state was able to pass its own laws in regard to slavery and treatment of people of color. The underlying fear of white southerners that the slaves population would soon outnumber their own leads them to terrifying ends and is not so …
Fordham University is hosting Ram Sessions in New England this fall:
Newton: Monday, October 3, 7:00 PM
Hingham: Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 PM
Providence: Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 PM
O’Connor Professional Group is offering the event, “Should I Be Worried: Signs That Parents Of Emerging Adults May Not Want To See.” Parenting an emerging adult or teenager is a delicate balance between supporting burgeoning autonomy and providing oversight.Please…
Many of our high school senior clients know Caitlin McGill, who joined Educational Advocates as a part-time writing specialist in 2013, because she has reviewed and commented on their near-final Common Application essays. What students may not know is that, beyond editing, Caitlin is an accomplished writer. She recently returned from Bread Loaf at Middlebury College, the oldest and one of the most prestigious writers’ conferences in America. We caught up with Caitlin recently…
It’s fall of senior year so it is time to get into the nitty-gritty details of applying to colleges. If you want a college to see standardized test scores, you will need to have them sent officially by ACT or College Board for the SAT and SAT Subject tests. Some colleges now allow students to self-report their test scores in the application and save money. The apply checklist on each college website will indicate if self-reported scores are accepted. Here are some additional…
The world of standardized testing has changed significantly over the past 20+ years. The SAT is no longer the “go to” test for college admission; the ACT has acquired a good chunk of the market share and scores on the new (revised) SAT are inflated and thus misleading. This makes it challenging for students to understand their scores and determine which test is a better fit.
The College Board has undergone two major adjustments to the SAT over the past 20 years. The first was in 2005…
The calls and emails trickled in following the release of this fall’s ACT writing tests, with many sounding something like this:
“Uh oh, I just got my writing score and it was only a 24.” (This student had a 34 ACT composite with 36 being the highest one can earn on the test, a stellar score).
By December, every one of our students who scored high on the ACT composite reported a relatively low writing section score despite writing a strong essay. College admissions list serves lit up…
By now most students have received their PSAT score reports, which arrived a month later than College Board, administrator of the test, promised. (As of this writing, however, students from a few high schools still had not received their scores). Beyond the logistical issues, counselors, test preparation professionals and educational consultants nationwide have observed a strange trend related to this crop of PSAT results—the percentiles are unusually high. No one can…
In the December issue we offered ideas for summer activities to inform students of opportunities with early deadlines such as competitive jobs or research programs. We offer additional ideas at the end of this article. As you plan, take a step back and reflect on your summer goals by thinking about these questions.
What is the purpose of my summer?
The answer will vary from student to student, but everyone should use a part of the summer to recharge and relax after a demanding school…
As you can see from the list below, our clients apply to a wide variety of colleges and universities. Congratulations to our student clients on their college admissions acceptances 2016 to date. More to come!
Bridgewater State University
Bryn Mawr College
Case Western University
College of William and Mary