The College Prep Podcast

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Nationally recognized experts Megan Dorsey and Gretchen Wegner share tips and tricks about creative study strategies, SAT/ACT prep, college applications, essay writing, teen-friendly time management tools, and more. They will also host experts on a number of subjects including scholarships, parenting, test prep, learning differences, NCAA athletics, and more! About the hosts: Megan is a college admissions consultant and test prep guru who helps students and parents plan and prepare for college admission. Gretchen is an academic life coach who helps stressed out students and their families feel smart, confident and ready for the rigors of college without losing their lives to school and studying. Together, they are a one-stop shop for how to survive...and thrive!...during the final approach into higher education.

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Too often educators teach specific note taking strategies like Cornell Notes without teaching students WHY they work. Tune in to hear Gretchen outline a straightforward approach to helping take better notes. Specifically, she discusses: Review the Study Cycle, which summarizes the three steps the brain needs to learnUnderstand where good note taking fits into the Study Cycle (hint…
There are 5 key steps to take when planning how your high school student will take their college admissions tests. In this episode, Megan gives a detailed description for how to make a 4-year plan for managing your college admissions tests. Here are each of the steps; listen in for more thorough instructions: Take the PSAT Choose whether to take the ACT, SAT, or both Plan ahead abou…
The science shows us that mistakes are an important part of learning and growing, yet our schools and homes are often structured to punish students for making mistakes. Why is this, and what can be done to create environments that celebrate mistake-making? Join Gretchen and Megan tin this wide ranging discussion that explores: Some science behind why mistakes are a crucial part of l…

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Podcast Details
May 15th, 2016
Latest Episode
Feb 19th, 2019
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