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14 Qualities of a Good Student

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the results of a survey I conducted among some high school seniors. The survey asked them to describe their fears about college and to list any questions they had about college. The results showed that the students had a lot of anxiety about college. They worried most about how […]

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6 Unusual College Dorm Living Tips

If you’re looking for college dorm tips, you’ve probably read lots of blog posts about roommates, bed risers and shower shoes. I’ll tell you right now, my post is different​: it doesn’t mention any of those things. (But shower shoes are very important. Definitely bring shower shoes to the dorm.) I lived in the dorms my […]

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College Fears: What Scares Incoming Freshmen about College

How do you study in college? How do I decide which classes to take? What is it like to live in a dorm? These are some of the questions asked by​ about 40 high school seniors I taught as part of a concurrent enrollment program. This program, sponsored by my local community college, allows high school […]

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First Semester of College: Five Tips for Success

If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance you (or your child, for my parent readers) is starting college soon. I’m so excited for you! I love working with first year college students. I want you to have great start at college, and assume you do to, which is why you clicked through to read […]

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