Best Fit Tips

Best Fit Tips

By Rose Murphy
How is the Coronavirus changing college admissions and planning? This podcast, for high school students and their families, will uncover current topics, provide essential tips, and bring the latest news during this not-so-normal time in history.
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Writing the Common Application Personal Statement.
The Common Application has seven Personal Statements to choose from.  In May, an optional question was added under the "Additional Information" section.  Students can share, in 250 words or less, the effects COVID-19 had on them this past semester.  In this episode I interview Irene Frazier, essay coach and English teacher of 30 years, on how to address this essay, as well as tips for brainstorming and drafting personal statements for this college application.
15:39
July 14, 2020
Self-care for Teen Anxiety and Stress
Coronavirus has created much change for everyone. Teenagers are especially susceptible to difficulties during these times. How can we support them and what are ways they can reduce anxiety?
15:25
July 6, 2020
What A Gap Year (or semester) Might Look Like During the Coronavirus.
There are many options for taking a gap year. Here are some of them, including resources to learn about more a student can do when taking some gap time.
12:56
June 22, 2020
This Summer High School Students Can Explore Their Passions, Purpose and Values
During this time of the coronavirus many students have been limited in the activities they can be involved in.  By taking the time this summer to use free online resources, students can discover more about themselves through online assessments.  When students are more aware of their strengths, values and interests they are able to begin to focus more strongly on education.  This is a process that contributes to learning and achievement.  Let's find out how your child can begin now!
10:40
June 15, 2020
Predictions on the Future of University Admissions in this time of the Coronavirus.
How might universities and colleges look in the near future due to changes brought about by COVID-19? Listen to this brief episode that delves into what experts are saying. What advice do we give to rising seniors in this time?
10:19
June 8, 2020
We're Self Isolating: How Can I Build My College Activities List?
Typically, for high school students, the summer was a great time to expand horizons, learn new skills, explore college campuses, job shadow, intern and more. Due to changes with the coronavirus, activities have been limited. What can your teen do this summer to still stand out to college admissions officers and grow their passions?
11:49
June 4, 2020