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College Applications: The Personal Essay: Tips

Narrating Your Life: Getting used to talking about yourself. Examples of how students can articulate who they are We have addressed in other blog posts how important it is to communicate who you are...

Helping your child cope with exam stress

My son has been writing his class 12 exams during the last two weeks and it has been a stressful period for everybody at home. His strong dislike of rote learning (which is unfortunately the norm in...

9 1/2 Important Steps to Preparing for the SAT Reasoning Test

1. Not all tests are equal! The first thing that you should know is that there is an alternative to the SAT called the ACT. Back when I went to college (when the dinosaurs still roamed the earth) the...

Fostering a Love for Learning in your Child

So, your child does not sit in one place when it’s time for homework? Let us rewind back to the time when the child was a toddler. If you spend a fair bit of time with the child early on, reading,...

The Final Choice: Choosing your Best Fit College

With letters of acceptance rolling in over next month, it is time to return to the beginning and find the Best Fit. Well, many of you have already heard from some of the schools that you have applied...

Nursery admissions: Trial time for parents

Swati Nitin Gupta is a journalist with extensive experience in writing for newspapers, tabloids, magazines and online media in India as well as in the Middle East. She has written on a range of...

Post-Application Press: Applications are sent; what next?

Ah, that wonderful feeling when you have finally finished all of your applications! While you certainly deserve the time to sit back and exhale after all of that work, there are a few things that you...

On the Revolutionary Impact of the Internet on Education

That technology and the internet in particular have redefined what is possible in all fields of life is known. Today I will talk about my personal experience with two internet based solutions that I...

What parents can teach their kids about Mandela

The world is mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, an extraordinary man, a symbol of strength, dignity, leadership, survival and courage. Our children’s generation (many of whom were born after...

Choosing the Right Essay Topics

Like most students, you will likely be applying to around 10 colleges. Hopefully most of these will be on the Common Application, which will save you a lot of time. However, those schools will still...