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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

234: Military Academies and How to Get Accepted - The College Prep Podcast

10/15/2018
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Military academies require a lot of extra work to apply to, but it can be worth it for the high quality free education they provide if you get in. In this episode, Megan answers this listener question and details the […] The post 234: Military Academies and How to Get Accepted appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:28:18

233: How One University Teaches Study Skills - The College Prep Podcast

10/9/2018
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Indiana Wesleyan University has revamped their Learning Center and peer tutoring programs to be more “Study Cycle” friendly. Back in August Gretchen interviewed Melissa Sprock, Indiana Wesleyan University’s Learning Center Director, and opened up the interview for others to attend on […] The post 233: How One University Teaches Study Skills appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:28:58

232: Colleges are Marketing To You - The College Prep Podcast

10/1/2018
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If you have a high school junior or senior, you’ve probably seen the college admissions marketing machine in action. Colleges are spending about $1 million dollars each year to attract new students and there are some things you need to […] The post 232: Colleges are Marketing To You appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:28:17

231: 3 Organizational Habits Students Need to Be College Ready - The College Prep Podcast

9/24/2018
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Whether you are in middle or high school, it’s not too early to put several key organizational habits into place that help you be college ready. In today’s episode, Gretchen shares a funny story about a conversation with students that […] The post 231: 3 Organizational Habits Students Need to Be College Ready appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:21:43

230: The Coach Approach to Parenting and Teaching with ImpactADHD - The College Prep Podcast

9/17/2018
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How do parents and teachers support students in becoming more and more independent? Elaine Taylor-Klaus from ImpactADHD walks us through the four phases of transition in the adult/student relationship, and shares how taking on a Coach Approach to communicating with […] The post 230: The Coach Approach to Parenting and Teaching with ImpactADHD appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:37:47

229: Answers to Your Questions About the SAT and Advanced Placement - The College Prep Podcast

9/10/2018
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Questions! Questions! We love questions! Below are two questions about the SAT and Advanced Placement tests that we got recently from two moms: (1) “I just heard someone talking about their 2nd child who took a gap year and delayed […] The post 229: Answers to Your Questions About the SAT and Advanced Placement appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:22:33

228: Five Teacher Mistakes And What Students Can Do Instead - The College Prep Podcast

9/3/2018
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Well-meaning teachers make mistakes when it comes to setting students up to study effectively! Listen in as Gretchen shares five mistakes teachers accidentally make, including tips for how both students and teachers about how to handle the fallout of these […] The post 228: Five Teacher Mistakes And What Students Can Do Instead appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:27:50

227: Debunking Misinformation about the ACT’s Science Exam - The College Prep Podcast

8/27/2018
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Are you buying into some faulty information about ACT science? Megan walks you through what this section of the standardized test is really about — and believe it or not! — it’s not science. Go figure. Specifically, we discuss: (1) […] The post 227: Debunking Misinformation about the ACT’s Science Exam appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:11:01

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

218: Anti-Boring Tool #1 – The Study Cycle - The College Prep Podcast

6/25/2018
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If there’s one study tip Gretchen could infuse into the minds of every student and educator on the planet, it’s The Study Cycle. Tune in for Part 1 of the Anti-Boring Summer Series, where she walks you through a simple […] The post 218: Anti-Boring Tool #1 – The Study Cycle appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:15:42

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