Do Skills Beat College Degrees?

A recent Heartland Monitor survey, reported on in the Atlantic, asked Americans what they felt were the most important qualities needed to succeed in the modern workplace. The article’s title suggested that many respondents felt that college was no longer necessary, and that a college degree was obsolete for success at getting a good job. …

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A New Tool For Solving College Failure

For nearly 15 years I’ve worked with students to understand exactly why they can be bright yet still fail in college. So many of the reasons why students have problems are still just guessed at, and even Professors and Administrators have no idea. In fact, students themselves can often have little insight in to exactly …

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“Lack Of Resilience” In College Students Includes Academics

An interesting article, if not an ominous one, appeared in Psychology Today that discussed the troubling lack of resilience in modern college students. They defined this lack of “resilience” as an inability to deal with the problems of everyday life, including having emotional crises over simple things like roommate conflicts or getting a “B” grade. …

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Failing College: Reader Q&A

I’ve heard from literally hundreds of parents and students, and over the years I’ve received repeats of similar questions or heard about nearly identical scenarios. I decided to begin a series of articles that melds these similar situations in to a composite “common scenario” so I could give my thoughts on them. This puts these …

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