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Episode 29: How to Hit the Ground Running This Fall with Guest Elizabeth Pyle



Keeping up with the academic challenges of college is demanding and requires organization, time management, and effort. Elizabeth Pyle, an education expert, and mother, is with us today to discuss how to be successful in college, particularly for students who have trouble with executive functioning skills. Elizabeth and her service, College Success Plan, helps instill valuable skills such as goal setting, decision-making, and time management, and she is invited to the College Scoops Podcast today to discuss her methods and advice for students who struggle with executive functioning.




Key Takeaways:

  • Executive function skills necessary to succeed in college
  • Summer prep before Freshman year
  • Mentor Program
  • Identifying goals and defining requirements to meet those goals at college
  • Semester outline and benchmarks
  • Importance of extracurricular activities and finding a part-time job
  • Utilizing school resources (TA's and college tutors)
  • Impact of virtual learning on the school calendar
  • Tips for students and parents this fall
  • Importance of modeling good behavior
  • Partnership with parents


Important Resources and Links:


IG: @collegesuccessplan

FB: @collegesuccessplan

Twitter: @collegesuccessplan

Rush University

Summer Prep for Incoming Freshman

Meet Elizabeth Pyle

College Success Plan


Elizabeth Pyle. M.Ed is a well-respected leader helping college students succeed. Her nationwide, research-based, results-oriented program keeps students accountable and on track while learning life long skills. In general, students perform better in school, feel less stress, gain more confidence, and have a clearer path to independence. When she is not working or collaborating with the CSP team, she is spending time with her husband, four children, staying active outside, reading, traveling, and volunteering.


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