what grade level is your writing?

August 30, 2010
Fear crept over the class room like an icy hand. The teacher’s lips moved but no sound could be heard as she wrote the assignment on the board. ‘Write an 800 word essay’. The groans of dissatisfaction were evident on every student in the class, save one. You. The kid with the ripped Misfits t-shirt […]

Fear crept over the class room like an icy hand. The teacher’s lips moved but no sound could be heard as she wrote the assignment on the board. ‘Write an 800 word essay’. The groans of dissatisfaction were evident on every student in the class, save one. You. The kid with the ripped Misfits t-shirt […]

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test anxiety, how to avoid it

August 27, 2010
With the new SAT and ACT test season quickly coming upon us, I found this information. A recent study showed 61% of students suffer from test anxiety. The SAT and ACT are *implied to carry so much weight that this unseen stress can jump on anyone’s back. To crack the SAT/ACT, become familiar with the […]

With the new SAT and ACT test season quickly coming upon us, I found this information. A recent study showed 61% of students suffer from test anxiety. The SAT and ACT are *implied to carry so much weight that this unseen stress can jump on anyone’s back. To crack the SAT/ACT, become familiar with the […]

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Is help on the way?

August 6, 2010
Financial Aid: Help Is on the Way Changes to big financial aid programs, including federal student loans and Pell grants, will make more students eligible and terms more attractive By Alison Damast Students taking out federal student loans will be confronted with a bevy of changes when they visit their school's financial aid office this […]

Financial Aid: Help Is on the Way Changes to big financial aid programs, including federal student loans and Pell grants, will make more students eligible and terms more attractive By Alison Damast Students taking out federal student loans will be confronted with a bevy of changes when they visit their school’s financial aid office this […]

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Does your college loathe your guts?

June 29, 2010
I write this with sadness because the fat cats at some universities are doing a disservice to its students. “You should have know, you should have read the fine print” these words are uttered in back rooms when they should be out in the open. Recently reported on CNN, a young man who did not […]

I write this with sadness because the fat cats at some universities are doing a disservice to its students. “You should have know, you should have read the fine print” these words are uttered in back rooms when they should be out in the open. Recently reported on CNN, a young man who did not […]

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Surprising facts about college financial aid

June 27, 2010
As the cost of college continues to skyrocket, you should take heart – if you plan properly, you won’t have to pay “sticker price” for your son or daughter’s college of choice. Here are some facts about college financial aid that could help you slash college costs: • Some Colleges Have More Money to Give […]

As the cost of college continues to skyrocket, you should take heart – if you plan properly, you won’t have to pay “sticker price” for your son or daughter’s college of choice. Here are some facts about college financial aid that could help you slash college costs: • Some Colleges Have More Money to Give […]

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Arizona state grants cut, now what?

June 26, 2010
The aftershocks from the previous economic tremor are still reverberating. Students and families that were banking on Arizona state grants are frantically searching for replacements. Students who are attending private colleges in Arizona seem to have been sheltered. The key is both positioning the student (to be a great college candidate using the AZCollegePlanning.com’s proprietary […]

The aftershocks from the previous economic tremor are still reverberating. Students and families that were banking on Arizona state grants are frantically searching for replacements. Students who are attending private colleges in Arizona seem to have been sheltered. The key is both positioning the student (to be a great college candidate using the AZCollegePlanning.com’s proprietary […]

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Where do I go? Picking a college last minute.

May 20, 2010
If your student has not made their mind up about choosing a college, there are still 276+ colleges and universities that still have space available for qualified freshman and/or transfer students and nearly all have financial aid to offer, according to the results of the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s annual Space Availability Survey: […]

If your student has not made their mind up about choosing a college, there are still 276+ colleges and universities that still have space available for qualified freshman and/or transfer students and nearly all have financial aid to offer, according to the results of the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s annual Space Availability Survey: […]

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Harvard student dupes admission directors with faux transcripts

May 19, 2010
By J.D. Wyczalek (why-zall-ick) Founder of AZCollegePlanning.com College is serious big business and when a student gets caught putting his hand in a cookie jar that he shouldn’t, serious ramifications will result. The names of the guilty have not been changed, although the accused claims “not guilty”. The crime getting into Harvard with falsified records, […]

By J.D. Wyczalek (why-zall-ick) Founder of AZCollegePlanning.com College is serious big business and when a student gets caught putting his hand in a cookie jar that he shouldn’t, serious ramifications will result. The names of the guilty have not been changed, although the accused claims “not guilty”. The crime getting into Harvard with falsified records, […]

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To subsidized or unsubsidized that is the question

May 17, 2010
Down to the wire with choosing your options. Do I choose a subsidized student loan or an unsubsidized loan, or both? The difference between Subsidized and Unsubsidized is that the interest accrued on borrowed money must be paid back by someone, either the borrower or the federal government. • A bank, lending institution or credit […]

Down to the wire with choosing your options. Do I choose a subsidized student loan or an unsubsidized loan, or both? The difference between Subsidized and Unsubsidized is that the interest accrued on borrowed money must be paid back by someone, either the borrower or the federal government. • A bank, lending institution or credit […]

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Green careers pay green!

May 17, 2010
Do you want to save the planet and make a nice income too? 10 Green Jobs to Jump Start Your Green Career Green is the hot color for this year’s job market. With the Department of Labor promising $100 million in Energy Training Partnership Grants in 2010, green jobs are growing faster than the dandelions […]

Do you want to save the planet and make a nice income too? 10 Green Jobs to Jump Start Your Green Career Green is the hot color for this year’s job market. With the Department of Labor promising $100 million in Energy Training Partnership Grants in 2010, green jobs are growing faster than the dandelions […]

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