The Answer Sheet: college freshmen


Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/03/2010

Why so many bright kids fail to launch in college

Nationwide, there is a large and growing group of bright kids whose brains aren’t wired right for a demanding college routine. The strategies and supports that worked in high school when they were living at home are not adequate to the new demands that college places on the executive functions of the brain.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Higher Education, Higher Education | Tags:  SAT scores, add, adhd, college dropouts, college freshmen, college graduation, college work, executive functioning, graduation rates, high school, higher education, landmark college, learning disabilities

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/02/2010

How to help your child adapt to college life

An expert in first-year student transitions gives advice for parents to help their child freshman successfully make the transition from high school to college. The tips, in fact, are useful for all college students.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Life, College Life | Tags:  adapting to college, college freshmen, es a, first-year experience, transition and high school and college

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 08/21/2010

As he heads to college, a freshman looks back

A University of Virginia freshman from Fairfax County looks back as he heads today to start his life in college.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:59 AM ET, 08/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Life, College Life | Tags:  a charmed life, adam turay, college clases, college freshmen, new school year