Quick Tips for Top Grades on Exams
College

Quick Tips for Top Grades on Exams

Few things strike fear in the hearts of students more than “And don’t forget that you have a final exam.” Well, maybe “Sorry, but there is no wifi,” may be a scarier statement for most students, but we faculty know that students look upon...
Failure Is Not the Opposite of Success
College

Failure Is Not the Opposite of Success

Here I am waiting on the mail for my high school student’s report card. Because the school he attends puts the responsibility on him to keep up with his grades (no parent portal to check these things), I truly have no idea what the mail carrier will bring. Is it...
Now Is the Time to Check in With Your College Student
College

Now Is the Time to Check in With Your College Student

I have been good, really I have. I text my college freshman every few days and I only see her briefly when I get to attend one of her local soccer games. I thought I was doing great not hovering until she told me that I was texting too much. Really? Three texts a week...
Expert Tips for Writing That First College Paper
College / High School

Expert Tips for Writing That First College Paper

I’ve worked in university writing centers for almost 20 years, and each fall, a few weeks into the semester, we see a huge spike in appointments. This is mostly due to first-year students panicking about writing their first “college” papers. Many are stressed out that...
Making the Most of Parents’ Weekend
College

Making the Most of Parents’ Weekend

Well, we did it. My husband and I managed to drop my daughter off at college two weeks ago. There were no tears–on either of our parts–but perhaps it was the humidity that kept us sweating instead of crying. Or perhaps we felt good knowing that her...
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