The Answer Sheet: senior year

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/24/2010

Senior slump: A cautionary tale

College admissions consultant Bruce Vinik writes about how hard it is for many 12th graders to focus on their school work. As May approaches, even high achieving students give serious consideration to skipping their Advanced Placement exams and heading to the beach. But senior slump is serious business to colleges. Here's a cautionary tale.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Admissions, College Admissions, College Admissions, College Admissions | Tags:  college admissions, getting into college, grades and college, senior slump, senior year grades

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 09/04/2009

TEENS to PARENTS: Calm Down!

The Answer Sheet asked a handful of high school students to advise parents on how to help kids get through the school year. The teens revealed what they want their parents to do--and what they don’t want them to do....

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:38 AM ET, 09/04/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parent involvement, senior year, stress