Resources

  • Why the funny story? Because when it comes to learning and remembering what you have read or heard, sensory narratives are useful. When you read a story (or listen to one), parts of your brain activate and allow you to experience the story as if it was happening to you. When you read, "Anne kicked the ball," the part of your motor cortex associated with leg movements fires.

  • Do your homework and find out before you apply. ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, has released the interactive tool Debt By Degrees. Enter a college name and see at a glance how much the college costs per year with housing, tuition and books. But that's not all. You can find out how much debt most students accumulate during their eduction, how much debt low income students are responsible for on average and average salaries of graduates 10 years after school. And much more. ProPublica just made doing your homework much easier.    

  • According to the IECA’s (Independent Educational Consultants Association) ’Top Ten Strengths and Experiences Colleges look for in High School Students,’ number eight is “Demonstrated intellectual curiosity through reading, school, leisure pursuits, and more.”