5 Essential Rules for Writing Your College Essay

5 Essential Rules for Writing Your College Essay

Few things intimidate high school seniors more than writing their college essays. Perhaps it’s the thought of “summarizing” yourself in 650 words (an impossible task) or the vision of a grumpy, elbow-patched, pipe-smoking admissions officer reading...
Why Parents Pay So Much for College

Why Parents Pay So Much for College

This commentary by Keith Humphreys is MUST READ for parents AND the children who love them! A friend of mine was feeling very ready to retire in his 60s after a long, demanding career. I was thus surprised when he told me over lunch that he was in some distress about...

SAT versus ACT

What are the key differences between these two high stakes exams? High school students applying for college must submit ACT or SAT scores as a part of their applications. A great score on either of these standardized tests can mean significant scholarship money and...

Twelve Rules for New Graduates

What advice would you give new college graduates about launching themselves into the workforce? Hundreds offered responses with a wealth of advice and insight about what it takes to make a successful transition from college into the workforce. What follows is based on...