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What’s with the NEW GRE?

August 8, 2012 / Posted by in Blog

Written by Alexa Kallianiotes Edited by Stacy Padula The GRE was revised in August 2011. The new format still measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing, but there have been edits made to in order to make design more online-compatible and to provide the test-taker with more useful results. Below are some of the most significant changes: The first upgrade is the new and improved design. It permits test-takers to switch back and forth in a particular section in

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The Educational Benefits of Vitamins

July 25, 2012 / Posted by in Blog

Written by Alexa Kallianiotes Edited by Stacy Padula Every parent wants to give their children the best possible advantages to perform well in school. Parents invest time, energy, and money to propel their children academically. Yet, something as simple as vitamin supplements is often overlooked. Taking vitamins is a simple and sure way to ensure that a child’s daily dietary requirements are being met. Hectic schedules make it difficult to maintain the proper nutrition vital to a child’s development; vitamins

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Life Coaches: Benefiting the Lives of Adolescents

July 11, 2012 / Posted by in Blog

By Stacy Padula and Alexa Kallianiotes What is a life coach? Life coaches inspire, encourage, motivate, mentor, challenge, and support their clients. They build trustworthy, well-nurtured relationships based on integrity and honesty. Life coaches assist in troubleshooting problems that could hinder someone from achieving his or her goals. By doing in-depth, personalized, assessments of their clients, they are able to establish customized plans to overcome areas of difficulty. These plans—designed with a client’s personality, learning style, resources, and strengths in

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New Technological Learning Tools: User-friendly Learning for Everyone

June 27, 2012 / Posted by in Blog

Written by Alexa Kallianiotes Edited by Stacy Padula The flood of new learning tools on the market is changing how we learn, when we learn, and even what we learn. Emerging technology has created learning tools that offer students, parents, and teachers many new options for learning, presenting, and teaching. A learning tool is a method that one can use to transfer content created—a way of creating and delivering learning methods and solutions to others. Technological learning tools can help

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College on the Month: UMASS Boston

January 17, 2012 / Posted by in Blog

(Written by Daniella Jordan) The University of Massachusetts Boston, located in Dorchester’s Harbor Point peninsula, is the only public university within the city of Boston. It is the second largest school within the University of Massachusetts system, only behind UMASS Amherst. Founded in 1964, this beautiful campus is surrounded by Boston Harbor and can be seen in many throughout the school. The campus consists of 7 buildings, including the brand new Campus Center, which has become as a place for

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The Importance of Physical Education

December 26, 2011 / Posted by in Blog

(Written by Margaret Pesikov) Most schools in America place a lot of emphasis on Physical Education, and with good reason. Physical education is a class dreaded by some students, loved by others, and necessary for everyone. Though it may not seem like it, gym class teaches students the importance of teamwork and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, studies have shown that students that exercise are more alert and academically motivated. In gym class, students often play sports involving a team

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Are SAT Scores Losing Importance in the College Application Process?

August 28, 2011 / Posted by in Blog

(Written by Margaret Pesikov) The SAT’s have always been a critical part of the college application process. Students often prepare for the SAT years before taking it by memorizing vocabulary, practicing mathematics, and timing how long it takes to solve problems. After taking the SAT, many students take it again, striving for a higher score. Many parents and students believe that the SATs are required to get into college and that a low score will greatly affect the chance of

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An Educational Face-Off

August 26, 2011 / Posted by in Blog

Victim: Discouraged Student Villain: Learning Disabilities X Hero: Educational Advocate When asked to describe the experience of getting through the day with a learning disability one senior in high school stated, “When you have ADHD or another learning disability, sometimes you can feel like you’re stuck. Most people genuinely don’t think there’s anything wrong with you; I mean let’s face it—it’s not cancer. So, your school is resistant to provide you with any extra accommodations, and you’re left feeling like

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University of Colorado Boulder

August 19, 2011 / Posted by in Blog

(Written by Julia H.) Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the city of Boulder, Colorado offers one of America’s top educations in one of the most beautiful places in America. The University of Colorado at Boulder fosters an atmosphere that encourages students to pursue anything they so desire. While the University of Colorado at Boulder does often attract skiers, snowboarders, climbers, and other types of outdoor adventurers who enjoy eating only granola and braiding their leg hair; with

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Hindsight is 20/20: The College Application Process

August 12, 2011 / Posted by in Blog

(Written by Julia H.) Looking back, I would tell myself… Not every college is going to want you. Don’t beat yourself up about it. Getting deferred, waitlisted or even rejected isn’t the worst thing that could possibly happen. Getting turned down doesn’t mean they don’t want you; it just means they didn’t have room for you because there were more people that were a better fit. Don’t suffer from the unhappiness of the rejection but celebrate the good fortune of

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