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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

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

204: AP or Not to AP: Controversy & Considerations - The College Prep Podcast

3/19/2018
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The national average of number of AP classes taken by students admitted to top universities is five to eight total. That’s a lot! Deciding whether to take (or not take) Advanced Placement classes is more complicated that simply taking as […] The post 204: AP or Not to AP: Controversy & Considerations appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:38:35

203: Don’t Overlook These Seven Surprising Study Techniques - The College Prep Podcast

3/12/2018
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Sometimes small study tweaks can make a difference. In this episode, Gretchen outlines seven small study techniques that can are easy to integrate into your homework time, and can help you be better prepped for tests. We’re listing them here, […] The post 203: Don’t Overlook These Seven Surprising Study Techniques appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:25:57

202: Course Selection: How to Develop a Four Year Plan - The College Prep Podcast

3/5/2018
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“Make time visible” is a favorite refrain of Gretchen’s, and it’s equally as true for college planning as it is for daily time management and organization. In this episode, Megan walks students step by step through how to make the […] The post 202: Course Selection: How to Develop a Four Year Plan appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:22:44

201: How to Let Kids Fail “Small” Earlier On - The College Prep Podcast

2/26/2018
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Students need to become familiar with failure earlier than their parents often let them. Megan and Gretchen discuss why it is important to let student fail small in the younger grades, and provide tips for how parents might back off […] The post 201: How to Let Kids Fail “Small” Earlier On appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:27:35

200: How Lapses in Judgement Impact Graduation and Admissions - The College Prep Podcast

2/19/2018
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Teenagers often have lapses in judgement.But when these lapses go too far, how might it impact high school graduation or college admissions? Megan lays out 5 kinds of trouble that teens can get in and analyzes how that behavior might […] The post 200: How Lapses in Judgement Impact Graduation and Admissions appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:35:02

199: How to Make a Family Nag Plan - The College Prep Podcast

2/12/2018
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Sometimes nagging is necessary! So how can parents do it in a way that will make teens receptive to their reminders and prodding? In this episode, Gretchen tells stories about how 3 different clients made agreements with their parents about […] The post 199: How to Make a Family Nag Plan appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:26:59

198: Rock Your College Visits With These Advanced Strategies - The College Prep Podcast

2/5/2018
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College visits are a time consuming part of the college search process, so how do you make sure you are getting helpful information when you are on campus? How do you look past the college’s marketing messages to see what […] The post 198: Rock Your College Visits With These Advanced Strategies appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:24:56

197: Three New Academic Coaches Talk Candidly About Starting Their Biz - The College Prep Podcast

1/29/2018
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Thinking about starting your own academic coaching biz? Maybe you’ve already started, but you’re frustrated with how slow moving it is? Maybe you’re a parent curious about hiring an academic coach? Listen in as these 3 newly minted academic coaches […] The post 197: Three New Academic Coaches Talk Candidly About Starting Their Biz appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:46:39

196: Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life - The College Prep Podcast

1/22/2018
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How do we motivate teens to take little actions that offer big results? Megan reports in about a book she read recently that has lots of great advice for teens: Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…and […] The post 196: Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:21:15

195: Watch Out for Fake Practice Tests for the SAT & ACT - The College Prep Podcast

1/15/2018
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Did you know that many of the practice SAT & ACT tests offered by companies to help you study — are fake?! Don’t fall for fake tests! Megan walks you through how to make sure the practice tests you are […] The post 195: Watch Out for Fake Practice Tests for the SAT & ACT appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:25:00

194: Research Reveals the Three Best Ways to Teach, Learn, and Study - The College Prep Podcast

1/8/2018
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What does research teach us about the best ways for teachers to teach and students to study? Guest experts Yana Weinstein and Megan Sumeracki, otherwise known as The Learning Scientists, school us on what research shows is is the best […] The post 194: Research Reveals the Three Best Ways to Teach, Learn, and Study appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:45:23

193: What’s REALLY Important in College Admissions? Myths and Realities. - The College Prep Podcast

1/1/2018
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Many families are confused about where to start with college admissions, and Megan has noticed there is a lot of faulty information out there. In this episode, she lays out, in concrete terms, what’s important when prepping for college and […] The post 193: What’s REALLY Important in College Admissions? Myths and Realities. appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:32:29

192: Seven Types of Students and Their Study Blind Spots - The College Prep Podcast

12/25/2017
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There are seven different types of students, in Gretchen’s experience, who each different approaches to school and studying. As final exams approach, it’s a great opportunity to explore each type of student’s weaknesses in regards to studying, and what students, […] The post 192: Seven Types of Students and Their Study Blind Spots appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:33:06

191: Strategic Extracurriculars – Make Your Activities Work for You in College Admission - The College Prep Podcast

12/18/2017
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Do you worry whether your high school student has the right kind of activities to impress the colleges to which they’re applying? Megan lays out an easy way to think about extracurriculars to help teens make the most of their […] The post 191: Strategic Extracurriculars – Make Your Activities Work for You in College Admission appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:20:27

190: 12 Skills We assume Students Know (But They Don’t) - The College Prep Podcast

12/11/2017
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There are some basic life and school skills that adults assume teens know how to do — but they really don’t! Gretchen and Megan break down 12 seemingly simply skills they’ve observed in their practices, and urge their adult listeners […] The post 190: 12 Skills We assume Students Know (But They Don’t) appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:34:31

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