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Word of the Week: Cognizant

Click below to watch a (short!) video about “cognizant.”  

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Ask Mike: What’s More Important: GPA or SAT Score?

Dear Mike, Is my son’s SAT score as important as his GPA?  Is the score more important?? Mom in New York Dear Interested Mom, This is a question that is better answered by a qualified and experienced college guidance counselor or, even better, a college admissions officer. Even so, I’ll give you my opinion, but first, […]

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Word of the Week: Indolent

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Word of the Week: Obsequious

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Why Mnemonics Work

Remember This: Mnemonics Work From the Greek mnemonikos for “mindful” or “of memory,”  a mnemonic (“neh-MON-ik”) is a memory clue that works because it creates a link between a thing you’re already familiar with and the thing you want to remember.  Like a good metaphor, a mnemonic can tie an abstract idea to a concrete […]

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