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The Secret to Success in College: An Educational Consultant's View


Editor's note: This week, we feature guest blogger Judith S. Bass, CEP. Please read her full bio below.

As a parent, you want your child to succeed in high school and go on to college. Naturally, you want to do everything you can to help your child get the best grades possible. So, you hire tutors for every subject. You sit with your son every night to monitor his homework, and you wake him up every morning to be sure he gets to school on time. You set up a study schedule and help him review for his tests. You contact his teachers on a regular basis to find out how he is doing in each of his classes.

And while this exhausting approach may yield some good grades, you find yourself thinking “How will he learn to function independently in college?”

Countering Senioritis: Focus on Skills for College Success

Counterintuitive. Counterargument. Counterclockwise. That prefix “counter” means to go against: against instinct, against reason, against the typical way the clock hands shift. And this prefix is exactly how you can get your son or daughter to shake off the rising tide of senioritis and be prepared for living at college next fall. Let me explain...

How to Organize Your College Search

Editor's note: This guest blog article was written by Joan K. Caseythe president and founder of Educational Advocates College Consulting, an educational consulting firm.

Executive Function Skills: Weathering the Storm of College Applications

If you are the parent or guardian of a rising high school senior, then you know that this time of year has guidance counselors gearing up for their busy season (kind of like tax preparers in April).  With the college application process close at your heels, your Executive Function skills are put to the ultimate test: Can I stay cool, calm, and collected throughout this project? Can I assist my child in creating and executing an organized plan for getting the necessary tasks completed? Do I even know what the necessary tasks are?