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It’s important to keep mentally sharp during the summer “off season”
You can :
  • Do Sudoko
    Read (Summer Reading or otherwise)
    Math (summer packets)
  • Write – keep a journal or log
    Crossword Puzzles
    Review notes from the past school year for all classes
    Preview your classes that you will have this fall
    Write Essays for AP classes
    Write college application essays
    and so much more…
What are you planning to do this summer to keep sharp?

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Check out the interview with interview with Dr Steven Greene which discusses the important principles in Maximum Education, the Amazon #1 Best Seller

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Test Prep for SAT and ACT: Process of Elimination is the king of all strategies.

In any multiple choice test, you are given the answers.  Think about that… the correct answers are right there for you.  You just have to identify it.

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So…  What’s the catch?

The wrong answers are also there.. and there are 3 or 4 more of them.  But if you can eliminate the wrong answers, you are left with the correct one.  This is a reverse solving strategy.

Consider this …  free response:

The exact population of Trenton New Jersey is ____________.

Tricky.

But try this… multiple choice:

The exact population of Trenton New Jersey is:

A) 5
B) 29
C) 14, 723
D) 34, 567, 913
E) 84,308

So what answers are Unreasonable?  (Eliminate them)

What answer is the most reasonable?

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AaronHenry1So you may be asking:  What does this have to do with education or Math or SATs or test taking or study skills?  And it’s a fair question.

What are you willing to do to reach your academic goals? 

The answer: This is about a high quality sustained effort over time, which is exactly the same type of plan and focus and execution that a student needs to achieve greatness and reach their goals academically.

As a High School student, getting into the college of your choice, for example, is a 3 or more year process including taking challenging course work, and getting high grades, scoring high enough scores on exams like the SAT and ACT which requires preparation and practice, participating in leadership roles in extracurricular activities like clubs and sports and community service, writing provocative admissions essays,  and finally, putting all this together in a timely manner with your application.

No easy task.  Not easy to sustain over the long term. There will likely be times when youaaron715cover2 strike out, or come up short, but in the end, your goal should be the same… to hit your own ‘home run’ and move on to the university level.

Hank Aaron didn’t have the easiest path to greatness as you will read in the article.  He overcame racism and even death threats.  But he persisted and he overcame these challenges.

What are you willing to do to reach your academic goals? 

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On this day in 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s legendary record of 714 homers. A crowd of 53,775 people, the largest in the history of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, was with Aaron that night to cheer when he hit a 4th inning pitch off the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Al Downing. However, as Aaron was an African American who had received death threats and racist hate mail during his pursuit of one of baseball’s most distinguished records, the achievement was bittersweet.

Henry Louis Aaron Jr., born in Mobile, Alabama, on February 5, 1934, made his Major League debut in 1954 with the Milwaukee Braves, just eight years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier and became the first African American to play in the majors. Aaron, known as hard working and quiet, was the last Negro league player to also compete in the Major Leagues. In 1957, with characteristically little fanfare, Aaron, who primarily played right field, was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player as the Milwaukee Braves won the pennant. A few weeks later, his three home runs in the World Series helped his team triumph over the heavily favored New York Yankees. Although “Hammerin’ Hank” specialized in home runs, he was also an extremely dependable batter, and by the end of his career he held baseball’s career record for most runs batted in: 2,297.

Aaron’s playing career spanned three teams and 23 years. He was with the Milwaukee Braves from 1954 to 1965, the Atlanta Braves from 1966 to 1974 and the Milwaukee Brewers from 1975 to 1976. He hung up his cleats in 1976 with 755 career home runs and went on to become one of baseball’s first African-American executives, with the Atlanta Braves, and a leading spokesperson for minority hiring. Hank Aaron was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

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Solving the College Admissions Puzzle: Academics and Organization

Every year I work with students who have the primary goal of getting accepted to the college of their choice.  Regardless of what they plan to study or where they want to attend, it’s the admission piece that is the challenge?

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And they ask  many questions.  (Ok so maybe their parents do the asking!)

  • How high do my ACT or SAT scores need to be?
  • Aren’t some schools test optional now?
  • Is my GPA high enough?
  • Did I take enough AP or Honors courses?
  • What are the best extracurricular activities to participate in?
  • Where are the best schools the get financial aid?
  • How important are the college application essays?
  • and so on and so on…

To adress all of these issues… AND to help you get organized in the process… I have developed a concise workshop to help you to solve the college admissions puzzle.

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In addition to the questions above… I will also address ….

  • Concerned about the effect SAT / ACT have on the college admission process?
  • Do you know how do grades impact your college choices?\
  • Are you organized in your college search process?
  • Will you be ready to complete college applications and financial aid forms efficiently?

You will learn simple strategies to ensure your success.

Learn from Educator Dr Steven Greene and Professional Organizer Marianne Kelly:

  • Step by step guide to organizing records for the college applications and financial aid forms
  • Streamlining your process to select the right schools for you
  • Choosing the SAT or ACT for your college application
  • Writing an application essay that gets results
  • Maintaining a GPA that will get you to the next level
  • Using Maximum Education principles to reach your goals

This workshop is intended for High School Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors and their parents.

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