Welcome to another edition of the Carnival of College Admission, where the best bloggers writing about the transition from high school to college gather every two weeks with a cavalcade of of their best work.
Thanks to the continued support of our participants–and especially to our hard-working hosts–who ensure that the Carnival is a success. We have hosts lined up through the end of 2009, so if you’re interested in hosting, please give me a shout.
This edition is dedicated to the Dog Days of Summer. Ever wondered were that expression comes from? It relates to the Dog Star, Sirius (remember him from the Harry Potter series?), which burns most brightly during the hottest part of the summer. Romans used to sacrifice a brown dog at the beginning of the “dog days” to appease the gods and lower the temperature a smidge.
So if you can’t stand the heat (and you really don’t want to sacrifice your dog), cozy up to your computer screen and read all the great posts from this edition of the Carnival of College Admission.
College Search and Selection
Many people don’t consider hiring a private college admissions counselor because they don’t think they can afford one. But most consultants can provide more benefit to the student than they cost. Todd Johnson, who, like me, is an independent college counselor, presents Professional Help Choosing a College posted at College Admissions Counseling.
Hard economic times put the focus on education. In that spirit, Lynn Mattoon presents The Bright Side of Todays Economy: The Motivation for Education posted at CollegeTreasure.com Blog.
The Admissions Process
Now is the time for rising juniors to get going on their college search and start thinking about those college applications. Jason Robinovitz offers a clarion call in his post, Rise Up, Juniors! Take Action! that appears at Score At The Top.
Essays are an important part of the entire admissions process. Ann presents Admissions Essays for College, Law School, Graduate School, Medical School and More! posted at Writing Drawer.
Having taught overseas, I can tell you that not everyone has the same approach to plagiarism as we do in the United States. Wassan Humadi, who specializes in educating students from the Middle East about college life in the US, presentas a post describing Plagiarism from a Cross-Cultural Perspective | Al Jamiat Magazine posted at Al Jamiat Magazine.
Most students are aware that extracurricular activities are an important part of high school life. But they are also important in the college application process. Accordingly, Basilace presents Activities Outside of School posted at Teen College Education.
College counselor Julie Manhan shares her best tips to help you win the college admissions game in a post entitled (appropriately enough!) My Best College Application Advice . Julie’s tips are posted at myUsearch blog.
I have several clients agonizing about whether to apply early to the college of their choice. Katherine Covino’s post, entitled To Apply Early Or Not To Apply Early – That Is The Question should helm them decide. See Katherine’s post at College Jolt.
Peter Baron is an expert on boarding schools. He visits scads of them all the time. In this post, however, he presents Four Year Degree Completion: Myth and Endangered Species posted at Boarding School Blog – onBoarding Schools.
The admissions process to business school keeps changing, and consultant Adam Markus stays on top of the trends. In this post, Adam examines the standardized tests required: The GMAT versus GRE: Does It Matter for MBA Applicants? Visit Adam’s blog at Adam Markus: Graduate Admissions Guru.
Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Paying for College
Need money for college? Some larger universities employ teaching assistants, and sometimes they can make a pretty penny. Nate explains the dollars and cents of becoming a teaching assistant in his post, The Economic Advantages of Becoming a Teaching Assistant posted at Debt-free Scholar.
Looking for money for college? Perhaps Mike can help. He presents 18 Useful Scholarship / Financial Aid Resources posted at AidScholar Blog – Thoughts on scholarships, school, and starting up.
It’s not easy to step outside your comfort zone. This is my study abroad story and why I would challenge you to experience new things. Hannah DeMilta presents Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone posted at Al Jamiat Magazine.
Where has politesse gone? Candice Arnold wonders, too, and reminds us that Internship Interviews Require Thank You Letters, Too posted at CollegeRecruiter.com.
Everyone isn’t lucky enough to have a dream roommate. Here are some tips from Kat Sanders on how to get along with the one you’ve got! Check out this post, called How to Get Along with Your College Roommate , which can be found at 2East: The College Living Blog.
Other Cool Stuff
Guffly presents Going Back to School the Eco-friendly Way | Guffly posted at Guffly.
Well, that wraps up this edition. Our next edition will be hosted by Elizabeth Kraus over at myUsearchBlog.com. Feel free to submit a post to the August 26th edition by using our handy-dandy form. And if you want to see the archives, check them out here.
Thanks to everyone for participating, and feel free to leave a comment!