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Nationally recognized experts Megan Dorsey and Gretchen Wegner share tips and tricks about creative study strategies, SAT/ACT prep, college applications, essay writing, teen-friendly time management tools, and more. They will also host experts on a number of subjects including scholarships, parenting, test prep, learning differences, NCAA athletics, and more! About the hosts: Megan is a college admissions consultant and test prep guru who helps students and parents plan and prepare for college admission. Gretchen is an academic life coach who helps stressed out students and their families feel smart, confident and ready for the rigors of college without losing their lives to school and studying. Together, they are a one-stop shop for how to survive...and thrive!...during the final approach into higher education.

Nationally recognized experts Megan Dorsey and Gretchen Wegner share tips and tricks about creative study strategies, SAT/ACT prep, college applications, essay writing, teen-friendly time management tools, and more. They will also host experts on a number of subjects including scholarships, parenting, test prep, learning differences, NCAA athletics, and more! About the hosts: Megan is a college admissions consultant and test prep guru who helps students and parents plan and prepare for college admission. Gretchen is an academic life coach who helps stressed out students and their families feel smart, confident and ready for the rigors of college without losing their lives to school and studying. Together, they are a one-stop shop for how to survive...and thrive!...during the final approach into higher education.
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Nationally recognized experts Megan Dorsey and Gretchen Wegner share tips and tricks about creative study strategies, SAT/ACT prep, college applications, essay writing, teen-friendly time management tools, and more. They will also host experts on a number of subjects including scholarships, parenting, test prep, learning differences, NCAA athletics, and more! About the hosts: Megan is a college admissions consultant and test prep guru who helps students and parents plan and prepare for college admission. Gretchen is an academic life coach who helps stressed out students and their families feel smart, confident and ready for the rigors of college without losing their lives to school and studying. Together, they are a one-stop shop for how to survive...and thrive!...during the final approach into higher education.

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Episodes

226: A Simple Checklist for Helping Students Overcome Procrastination - The College Prep Podcast

8/20/2018
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How do you help a teen overcome their procrastination and take action on academic assignments they don’t want to do? In today’s episode Gretchen walks you through a checklist of four ways to help teens “get in gear” when they […] The post 226: A Simple Checklist for Helping Students Overcome Procrastination appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:12:49

225: Save Money on Testing with Fee Waivers - The College Prep Podcast

8/13/2018
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For many families, the costs of taking standardized tests like the ACT, SAT and AP’s are out reach. However, it is possible to receive fee waivers, and Megan breaks down exactly how. Tune in to learn more about topics like: […] The post 225: Save Money on Testing with Fee Waivers appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:13:32

224: Anti-Boring Tool #4 – Quizzable Study Tools - The College Prep Podcast

8/6/2018
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The most important part of studying is retrieval practice (in other words, testing yourself)… …but how do you test yourself in new and interesting ways so that you don’t bore yourself to tears? Tune in for Part 4 of the Anti-Boring Summer […] The post 224: Anti-Boring Tool #4 – Quizzable Study Tools appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:14:15

223: How to Apply for Testing Accommodations for ACT & SAT - The College Prep Podcast

7/30/2018
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It’s possible to receive accommodations on the SAT & ACT for students with physical or learning differences. However (and this is a super important point for families of these kinds of students): you need to apply in advance. Both SAT […] The post 223: How to Apply for Testing Accommodations for ACT & SAT appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:14:07

222: Anti-Boring Tool #3 – Hone It Notes - The College Prep Podcast

7/23/2018
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Do you ever review your lecture notes after you take them? Most people don’t… mostly because it seems like a lot of work and they don’t know how. This simple note taking tip could change your entire ability to learn […] The post 222: Anti-Boring Tool #3 – Hone It Notes appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:12:55

221: Four Tips for Knocking Off Your Summer Reading Assignment - The College Prep Podcast

7/16/2018
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Many schools assign summer reading, and most students wait until the last minute to do it. Tune in as Megan and Gretchen provide four tips for getting a head start on your summer reading, and getting it done well before […] The post 221: Four Tips for Knocking Off Your Summer Reading Assignment appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:12:51

220: Anti-Boring Study Tool #2 – The Study Senses - The College Prep Podcast

7/9/2018
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Is studying tedious and boring? Use the Study Senses as a simple checklist for how to engage your brain while learning, so that you learn more in less time. Tune in for Part 2 of the Anti-Boring Summer Series, where […] The post 220: Anti-Boring Study Tool #2 – The Study Senses appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:12:43

219: Before You Write Your Admissions Essays, Listen to This - The College Prep Podcast

7/2/2018
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Essays are an important component of college applications, but most people– students, parent, and even educators– have little idea what a winning essay looks like or how to write one. Listen as we help you get started and share advice […] The post 219: Before You Write Your Admissions Essays, Listen to This appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:13:38

217: Is Your Student Affected by the Rise of Vaping at School? - The College Prep Podcast

6/18/2018
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As a parent, teacher, mentor there are so many things we need to keep up with as we guide students. One new development at schools in the last year is the rise of vaping amongst teens. Is your student affected […] The post 217: Is Your Student Affected by the Rise of Vaping at School? appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:11:19

216: Why Learning is Hard and How to Make It Easier - The College Prep Podcast

6/11/2018
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Too many students judge themselves as “stupid” because learning new things feels hard. Understanding this one brain fact goes a long way to helping students feel better about themselves as learners. Tune in as Gretchen explains: What a neuron is […] The post 216: Why Learning is Hard and How to Make It Easier appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:15:17

215: How to Choose the Right Calculator for High School - The College Prep Podcast

6/4/2018
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Having the right calculator can effect your math scores on the ACT and SAT, yet too many students have the wrong calculator with them. Megan walks you through how to get the right calculator ahead of time. Tune in to […] The post 215: How to Choose the Right Calculator for High School appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:13:32

213: How AP, IB and Dual Credit Can (And Can’t) Help You in College - The College Prep Podcast

5/21/2018
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Many families assume that AP, IB and Dual Credit Courses will help them get ahead and save money in college. However, this is not always the case. Listen in as Megan outlines how these higher level higher school classes in […] The post 213: How AP, IB and Dual Credit Can (And Can’t) Help You in College appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:28:59

212: Is Your Student Vulnerable to the Cheating Epidemic? - The College Prep Podcast

5/14/2018
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Cheating is on the rise in high schools around the country! Megan has been observing this in the reports coming from her clients’ and her daughters’ school. Tune in as Megan and Gretchen explore this topic in more detail, including: […] The post 212: Is Your Student Vulnerable to the Cheating Epidemic? appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:24:04

211: Six Ways to Use Friends to Get Stuff Done - The College Prep Podcast

5/7/2018
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Did you know your friends can be a HUGE resource to help you get your homework done? Too many students try to go it alone, but school is hard enough as it is! One of your most useful resources as […] The post 211: Six Ways to Use Friends to Get Stuff Done appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:25:45

210: Take Your College Visits to the Next Level - The College Prep Podcast

4/30/2018
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College visits can get repetitive and boring, and the “official” tours offered by the school don’t always reveal the hidden details that help you make a decision about which school is best for you. Let Megan school you on how […] The post 210: Take Your College Visits to the Next Level appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:31:40

209: How to Study When Given Essay Questions in Advance - The College Prep Podcast

4/23/2018
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Do your teachers ever give you the essay questions far in advance of the chapter test or final? Many students don’t take advantage of this key resource. Gretchen walks you through a few ways to use these advance questions to […] The post 209: How to Study When Given Essay Questions in Advance appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:23:29

208: How to Make Your Final College Decision - The College Prep Podcast

4/16/2018
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April 1 was the date by which all colleges should have notified students of acceptance; students have this month to make the final choices and notify schools of their decisions. Tune in as Megan walks you through 10 factors to […] The post 208: How to Make Your Final College Decision appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:30:23

207: Give Your Time Management a Mid-Semester Makeover - The College Prep Podcast

4/9/2018
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By mid-semester students’ time management routines have often weakened or collapsed. Consider these four questions when giving your routines a makeover so that you can make it to the end of the semester with your grades and self esteem intact: […] The post 207: Give Your Time Management a Mid-Semester Makeover appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:19:54

206: Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension on SAT, ACT or AP Tests - The College Prep Podcast

4/2/2018
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Believe it or not — raising your reading comprehension scores on standardized tests is often not about improving your reading skills! Tune in as Megan outlines surprising skills to improve if you want improved performance on this section of your tests. […] The post 206: Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension on SAT, ACT or AP Tests appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:29:55

205: One Student’s Takeaways From a Semester of Coaching - The College Prep Podcast

3/26/2018
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How much can a student’s behavior truly change after a semester of coaching? In today’s episode, Gretchen walks us through a sixteen year old’s reflections about how he has grown as a result of academic coaching. The following eight ideas […] The post 205: One Student’s Takeaways From a Semester of Coaching appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:18:16