To R.O.I., or not to R.O.I.… that is the college major question.

To R.O.I., or not to R.O.I.… that is the college major question.

Articles giving advice on a particular course of action can never take into account every single personal circumstance, as they are neither God, nor…the market. Yet ‘experts’ readily write them, and we eagerly read them in the hope that some of the decisions we need to take have already been thought through by them and that all that’s left to us is implementing their advice. This is not such an article. Instead, I would like to guide you to some tools that will aid you in thinking through to and making one of the most crucial decisions with your child: what specific major, if any, should my son or daughter pursue in college?

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Best of ALL worlds with our AcadRes Groups for Standardized Tests

Best of ALL worlds with our AcadRes Groups for Standardized Tests

Students love working with us precisely because they feel engaged with and ‘seen’ as individuals capable of creating a positive change through informed actions. Our approach leads to the all-important ‘confidence’ element of the AcadRes ‘teach skills, impart knowledge, and build confidence’ teaching philosophy. So, when we designed our Group Classes for Standardized Test Prep, we made sure we kept these crucial elements of instruction.

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Are your priorities for your children aligned with their activities?

Are your priorities for your children aligned with their activities?

In other words, the first step to solving any problem of low grades, disorganization, lack of motivation, etc., is to hold a mirror up to what IS taking place, literally, as opposed to what we FEEL is taking place. To this purpose, I use a very simple process of ‘numbers don’t lie.’ I decided to share it with you because, over the past 17 years

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3 Quick & Easy 'TO-DOs' for an Effective School Year - PART 3

3 Quick & Easy 'TO-DOs' for an Effective School Year - PART 3

If someone at school asked you ‘did you’ wake up this morning, you would be able to answer pretty quickly:’yes!’ But what if someone asked you ‘why?’… ‘Wait, what??’ you might say. Or what if the question was ‘Why did you come to school? Why did you do your homework? Why did you stay up late with your friends to finish that chem project?’ The answer to those questions, if I may suggest, should always be: because I have a goal!

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3 Quick & Easy 'TO-DOs' for an Effective School Year - PART 1

3 Quick & Easy 'TO-DOs' for an Effective School Year - PART 1

Here is the first of three quick, and very important, TO-DOs you can help your child complete BEFORE the first day of school. These TO-DOs would potentially save them so much headache and stress later, they might change that denial about the approaching school year into acceptance, and feel good (or better, we won't push our luck) about going back to school.

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COLLEGE READINESS 101

COLLEGE READINESS 101

Get answers to some of the most commonly discussed topics:
What is the SAT? What is the ACT? What is the difference?
When should I take the SAT or ACT?
How do SAT Subject Tests and AP tests work?
How do I create a realistic college list?
What about extracurricular activities?
Why are college essays important?

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The College Writing Conundrum

The College Writing Conundrum

Let’s face it - we live in a world of abridgment: convenient yet grammatically incorrect writing that would make English teachers of bygone days spin in their graves has become not only commonplace but also accepted. Teens have gone from diagramming sentences to abbreviating even the most casual of phrases (see btw, idk, lol, and ttyl).

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You’re Not Mental (or Relax & Breathe)

You’re Not Mental (or Relax & Breathe)

I’ve had every kind of panic attack a human being can have about everything a human being can possibly worry about. When you’re a professional, card-carrying worrier, no one can tell you to “stop being anxious” or to “just relax.” Similarly, if someone tells you test anxiety “doesn’t exist,” don’t listen. You’re not mental.

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Our experts weigh in on Montclair State 'SAT-optional' decision in NJTV News segment

Our experts weigh in on Montclair State 'SAT-optional' decision in NJTV News segment

On July 29, Montclair State University announced that it will become the first New Jersey public university to make submission of SAT/ACT test scores optional for all applicants seeking undergraduate admission. Our Associate Director,

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