Best College Advice for Parents

Helping Students Stay on Track

November 1, 2019

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Has your son or daughter ever called home from college in a panic about a mid-term or major assessment they have failed? Knowing what to say and providing helpful tips so they can bounce back, ask for help, and recover is hard. Read this article for some advice in case you get the call. There are a number of resources available for college students on campus: learning centers, TA’s, office hours, tutors, and fellow classmates. If your student is finding it hard to get the help they need, try connecting with College Success Plan.  They have a group of mentors ready and able to help your student get back on track and stay on track.

When to take the ACT/SAT tests? This is the question many students are pondering as they start to plan out their year. Jennifer Henson’s article Thinking of skipping the December ACT test? Think again provides guidance for high school students who are planning to register for the ACT.

Today’s students take copious notes on their laptops with some students never picking up a pen or pencil to write with. I am a pen and paper girl. I have always learned best by writing notes by hand. Even when I work now, I find it easier to write in my notebook rather than on a laptop. Encouraging our students to do the same is challenging to say the least, but according to this NPR article, Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away, students who took notes by hand performed better on their assessments.

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