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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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English


Episodes

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


189: How to Make an Anti-Cram Plan for Final Exams - The College Prep Podcast

12/4/2017
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You’ve heard it’s bad for your brain to cram for finals, but what should you do instead to get read for semester exams? Make an Anti-Cram! plan, of course! During this episode of the podcast (which is a reprise of […] The post 189: How to Make an Anti-Cram Plan for Final Exams appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:41:29


188: Important Distinctions Between Scholarships and Financial Aid - The College Prep Podcast

11/28/2017
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Families often mistake financial aid with scholarships, which can lead to confusion, disappointment, and wasted time as seniors choose their college and figure out how to pay for it. In this episode Megan breaks down how to think about the […] The post 188: Important Distinctions Between Scholarships and Financial Aid appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:31:42


187: How to Stay on Track with a Mid-Semester Tune Up - The College Prep Podcast

11/20/2017
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It’s time for a mid-semester tune up! Take a couple hours this Thanksgiving Break to organize yourself, clean up any broken systems, and assess your study skills. Gretchen will teach you how, including: How to tune up your organization systems, […] The post 187: How to Stay on Track with a Mid-Semester Tune Up appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:20:57


186: Should Your Teen Take Online Courses? - The College Prep Podcast

11/13/2017
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Have you ever taken, or considered taking, online courses as a high school students? Megan describes her daughter’s experience taking on online course through the Duke Talent Identification Program and delivers her final assessment about whether these programs fulfilled expectations. […] The post 186: Should Your Teen Take Online Courses? appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:26:25


185: Two Note Taking Strategies Every Student Should Master - The College Prep Podcast

11/6/2017
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How many note-taking techniques do you consciously use when learning from a textbook? Gretchen describes two specific strategies that you can use now in school, and the rest of your life too. Tune into this episode to find out: how […] The post 185: Two Note Taking Strategies Every Student Should Master appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:28:57


184: When Weather Interrupts Your College Application Plans - The College Prep Podcast

10/30/2017
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From hurricanes to snow storms, sudden massive weather can disrupt your college application plans. Megan shares her personal experience of how the Houston area SAT, ACT and school calendars were disrupted by Hurricane Harvey. She also provides some tips for […] The post 184: When Weather Interrupts Your College Application Plans appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:23:18


183: How to Help Students Interrupt Self Sabotage - The College Prep Podcast

10/23/2017
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All the study and time management tricks in the world won’t help students if their minds are filled with damaging self-talk. Gretchen and Megan break down how the thoughts you think can sabotage your success. During this discussion they touch […] The post 183: How to Help Students Interrupt Self Sabotage appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:25:32


182: The Crazy High Costs of Applying to College - The College Prep Podcast

10/16/2017
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Everyone knows how much it costs to go to college, but there are some surprising hidden costs of applying to college too. Tune in to hear Megan tally the numbers and help you budget for the college application process. She’ll break […] The post 182: The Crazy High Costs of Applying to College appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:31:09


181: How to Calendar the Entire School Year in One Sitting - The College Prep Podcast

10/9/2017
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For juniors and seniors, there are so many important dates to remember and plan around related to academics, extracurriculars, and the college search. Megan walks you through how to sit down for a few hours and map out the year […] The post 181: How to Calendar the Entire School Year in One Sitting appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:20:30


180: How Notifications are Changing Students’ Brains - The College Prep Podcast

10/2/2017
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We are draining our brains of much needed energy and attention, thanks to social media and the way new communication technologies work. Tune in to discuss a single act that all families can do to help preserve parents’ and students’ […] The post 180: How Notifications are Changing Students’ Brains appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:24:52


179: Success in Admission Starts with the Right List of Schools - The College Prep Podcast

9/25/2017
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Most admission disappointment start now, with families who don’t take time to create the right college list. Listen in as Megan walks you through the 6 kinds of schools you should definitely apply to, to make sure that you get […] The post 179: Success in Admission Starts with the Right List of Schools appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:32:53


178: Understanding the PSAT & National Merit Scholarships - The College Prep Podcast

9/18/2017
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The PSAT is practice for 95% of test takers. But for the other 5% it is an important test that qualifies students for the National Merit Scholarship competition. Learn more during this episode about how to tackle the PSAT, whether […] The post 178: Understanding the PSAT & National Merit Scholarships appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:26:49


177: 7 Tips for For Taking Your First Test This Semester - The College Prep Podcast

9/11/2017
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The first tests of the school year are happening now for many students! Check out these 7 tips for how to get prepped to take your first assessments: 1. Understand the study cycle. We explain it in this episode, or […] The post 177: 7 Tips for For Taking Your First Test This Semester appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:22:07


176: Beginning of the School Year Challenges - The College Prep Podcast

9/5/2017
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There is so much stress at the beginning of the school year! In this episode Megan and Gretchen normalize how hard the transition from summer to academic life is for educators, families, and students. Tune is as they discuss: Some […] The post 176: Beginning of the School Year Challenges appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:21:09


175: Set Up Your Study Space for the School Year - The College Prep Podcast

8/28/2017
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The right study space can make or break a student’s ability to follow through, beat procrastination, and get high quality work done at home. During this episode, Megan and Gretchen detail six things to think about when designing a study […] The post 175: Set Up Your Study Space for the School Year appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:25:27


174: Habits for Parents to Develop Now That Reduces Anxiety Later - The College Prep Podcast

8/21/2017
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Parents, do you often feel a lot of anxiety about your kids grades and academic habits? Do you suspect that your student feels anxious too? Or maybe it makes YOU anxious that your kiddo doesn’t seem anxious at all. There […] The post 174: Habits for Parents to Develop Now That Reduces Anxiety Later appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:27:33


173: Should Students Really Review Their Notes Outside of Class? - The College Prep Podcast

8/14/2017
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Parents often expect their students to spend time outside of class reviewing lecture notes. How effective is this habit? Should students do it? And if so, how do parents motivate students to spend extra time studying? In this episode Megan […] The post 173: Should Students Really Review Their Notes Outside of Class? appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:27:57


172: The Perfect Planner for Your School Year? - The College Prep Podcast

8/7/2017
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Are you searching for the perfect planner to help you organize your due dates and assignments for the next school year? One that is oriented towards a student’s real-life needs? Lesley Martin Schwartz of Class Tracker joins Gretchen to describe […] The post 172: The Perfect Planner for Your School Year? appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:39:09


170: Wise Budgeting Advice from a Teenager - The College Prep Podcast

7/24/2017
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How the heck do you teach teens to budget their money? Eighteen year old Jason Esguerra is a budgeting enthusiast who Gretchen first met in a Facebook group for YNAB (You Need a Budget), a unique budgeting software that has […] The post 170: Wise Budgeting Advice from a Teenager appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration: 00:32:01

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