Research + News | Topic: Admissions

Why so many college students are lousy at writing — and how Mr. Miyagi can help

There are a lot of students who enter college as lousy writers — and who graduate without seeming to make much, if any, improvement. It is true in the arts as well as the sciences, anecdotally evidenced by some of the blog post submissions I get from a wide range of people whose jobs would suggest they can communicate well in writing but, as it turns out, not so much. Read the full article here.

A Good Night’s Sleep A Better Alternative To Teen Nap Clubs

A look at lack of sleep, teen naps clubs, and the pressures high schoolers face, especially the pressure of getting accepted to college. Read the article here.

The Dangerous, Costly Phenomenon (That Only Affects High School Seniors)

A closer look at senioritis, why it matters, how to address it, and how school counselors can make a difference.

Read the article here.

How Colleges Use Kids’ Social Media Feeds

Learn how what you post can hurt — and help — the admissions process. Read the blog from Common Sense Media here.

Four Myths About College You Should Reject

Tim Elmore has spotted four myths people tend to buy into about post-secondary education—and he’d like to help you avoid them.

Read his blog post here.

Social Media Holds Weight in College Admissions

College admissions counselors are checking the social media accounts of applicants. Sometimes what they find positively impacts the applicant, but often the impact is negative.

Read the full article here.

Don’t Send Your Kid To The Ivy League

The nation’s top colleges are turning our kids into zombies. Read the article here.

Backgrounds and Beliefs of College Freshmen

For five decades, researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles have surveyed the nation’s incoming freshmen to learn more about their backgrounds, views, and expectations.

See the most recent results here.

More College Admissions Officers Checking Social Media

As more employers are turning to social media to vet job candidates, colleges and universities are doing the same for prospective students.

Read the article here.

Teenagers and Colleges Are of 2 Minds on the Best Recruitment Strategies

Admissions officials, though embracing various communication strategies, including the high-tech, sometimes have difficulty recruiting prospective students who have very different perspectives. Read the article here.