Yikes! It’s July 10th!!!!

10 Jul

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Wasn’t Memorial Day weekend only two weeks ago or so? The summer tempis is fugit(ing), and before you know it Labor Day will be upon us!

So, if you’re a

  •  College Graduate who wants to apply to graduate, law, or business school, I CAN HELP!
  • High School Senior stressing over your personal statement and supplemental essays, I CAN HELP!
  • High School Junior or Senior looking to prep. for the SAT or ACT, I CAN HELP!
  • Soon-to-Be College Freshman, who wants to enter college fully prepared for your new academic demands, I CAN HELP!
  • Parent who wants to provide your child with an enriching summer experience that will transform his/her love of learning, reading, and writing, I CAN HELP!
  • M.A., M.S. or Ph. D. Candidate working on your thesis or dissertation, I CAN HELP!
  • Job Seeker, who needs assistance creating a “Knock ’em dead” resume, I CAN HELP!

Now, what can YOU do?  Check…

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Yikes! It’s July 10th!!!!

10 Jul

Wasn’t Memorial Day weekend only two weeks ago or so? The summer tempis is fugit(ing), and before you know it Labor Day will be upon us!

So, if you’re a

  •  College Graduate who wants to apply to graduate, law, or business school, I CAN HELP!
  • High School Senior stressing over your personal statement and supplemental essays, I CAN HELP!
  • High School Junior or Senior looking to prep. for the SAT or ACT, I CAN HELP!
  • Soon-to-Be College Freshman, who wants to enter college fully prepared for your new academic demands, I CAN HELP!
  • Parent who wants to provide your child with an enriching summer experience that will transform his/her love of learning, reading, and writing, I CAN HELP!
  • M.A., M.S. or Ph. D. Candidate working on your thesis or dissertation, I CAN HELP!
  • Job Seeker, who needs assistance creating a “Knock ’em dead” resume, I CAN HELP!

Now, what can YOU do?  Check out my website http://www.joycesinger.com.  Read the sections that apply to you. Think about the testimonials from students and parents, and then,

YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO!

Memorial Day Weekend

24 May

I hope this note finds everyone well and happy and either raring to go again or continuing on your upward swing.

As most of you know, I haven’t posted for quite some time.  Moving one’s entire house, including 42 boxes of files, and then unpacking and organizing it all into new space has a way of occupying much, make that most, make that, sometimes, ALL of a person’s time!

My notes; journals; and files, now completely organized, await my immersion into the first of the  four books I plan to write.  THE BIG QUESTION– Where to begin?

As I come across “Singerisms” I literally will post them. Perhaps, you will decide to adopt them; I like a big family 🙂

I look forward to your shares and comments.

Happy Official Start of Summer!

JS 🙂

It has come to my attention…..

2 Nov

My Take on a New Offer

The idea of parents forming small groups for SAT/ACT preparation is an excellent opportunity for families who wish to take advantage of an offer to save costs.  However, the topic warrants some cautionary comments.

First, parents should not assume that just because they have formed a group that their children will work well together, particularly when the participants know one another.

Second, the instructor must remain mindful of such students’ personal relationships and build brief periods of “break” time into the sessions so that group members can relate on a personal level.  As sessions tend to occur after school or during weekend time, if the facilitator is not mindful of the students’ need to interact, some will have difficulty focusing on the content until their need for socialization is met.

Third, the size of the group should be small so that students who need individualized attention will seek it without fear of embarrassment in front of their friends.

Fourth, the facilitator needs to teach students skills that will improve their study habits and that will transfer to life-long learning.

Fifth, students must “do their homework” so that sessions focus on the explanation of reasons one choice worked better than another as opposed to test-taking practice. This practice, known as metacognition, or thinking about their thinking–particularly in retrospect, moves learning forward.

Lastly, some students flourish only when they receive private instruction. When families take advantage of this option, the number of required meetings often reduces.

While the standardized testing big business will force the retention of these exams, today, many colleges and universities elect to move away from requiring the submission of standardized test scores.

Instead of obsessing over their performance on these tests, students need to focus, instead, on their grades; their extracurricular pursuits; opportunities that allow them to serve their community and, thus, contribute to society, and on the quality of their application essays.

Joyce Singer http://www.joycesinger.com

November Special!

2 Nov

Are you, or is anyone you know (including parents) still obsessing over your college application essays or about your SAT or ACT preparation?  From now through the end of November, I am offering a $100 discount to new clients (prepaid retainer required).

Relax and enjoy the process!  

I am available for in-person, Skype, and FaceTime conversations and look forward to seeing you soon!

See my website for successes and testimonials. http://www.joycesinger.com

In Honor of Christopher Columbus!

14 Oct

Did you know Columbus’s REAL birthday is October 12?

To honor his special day, for the next 12 days, you can save 12% on two hours of expert advice on your application college essays!

All you have to do is to contact me before 12:00 midnight on Oct. 2612 days from today, and the discount is yours!

Check out my services, success rate, testimonials, and contact information on my Website http://www.joycesinger.com.

I am available to chat via FaceTime and Skype and now accept credit card payment.

So, wherever you are in the world, I look forward to seeing you soon!

JS 🙂

Productivity or Procrastination? Tackling Those College Apps

10 Oct

Use the Columbus Day Weekend to further your goals!

Deadline dates loom.  Some friends completed their essays during the summer. Others have just about finished theirs.  What about YOU?

Do you know where your time goes?

  • Are you just too social?
  • Do you spend excessive amounts of time on Facebook or texting your friends?
  • Do you REALLY care what others tweet about?
  • Worse, does one or more of your friendships sap your energy or challenge your self-esteem and keep you thinking, thinking, thinking?
  • What about the opposite sex?  Do you spend too much time thinking about getting, or FORgetting, him or her?

 Your problem? P-R-O-C-R-A-S-T-I-N-A-T-I-O-N!!!

 Now, what are you going to do about it? 

MY PLAN (for me)

  1. Take an Internet sabbatical.  Resolve not to check personal e-mail.
  2. Turn off the cell phone. Anyone who needs to talk to me has my home telephone number.
  3. Identify one evening and one day for pure relaxation.
  4. Find a hidden corner in the public library.  Productivity increases to the tenth power!
  5. Just get started.  It feels soooooo good!

I don’t mind if you copy my plan, but please let me know what happens.

Joyce 🙂

joyce@joycesinger.com

http://www.joycesinger.com