The Earthquake/Hurricane Edition!
That’s right – in one week we’ve experienced an earthquake and are about to be clobbered by a hurricane here in Northern NJ!
How can that be? Can this be prophetic? Hope not…
Does anyone know the words to one of my favorite songs?
“That’s great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane -Lenny Bruce is not afraid. Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn…” Michael Stipe, REM
Oh, and here it is right below…why not listen as you peruse the rest of the post?
Hahaha! Isn’t that a great song…nothing like a little stream of consciousness to get one going in the morning!
I’ve found two articles this week of particular interest to students and parents right smack in the middle of the college admissions process!
The first article, in US News Education, “7 Tips to Jump-start the College Application Process“, by Peter Van Buskirk, is a great primer for those that really need to get going on applying to colleges! Sure, summer’s been great, but if you’re serious about getting into a great college, NOW is the time to get organized and get together a plan if you haven’t done so already. Mr. Van Buskirk give you that plan in this article – a must read to get yourself jump-started!
Our second article, at MyCollegeGuide.org‘s blog “Five Steps To Getting Great College Recommendation Letters“, by Ellen Bremen, gives you another plan of action. Ms. Bremen give a step by step road map to getting those all-important letters of recommendation from your favorite teachers. This article will get you organized to make it easy for your teachers and mentors to get the letter out to the colleges of your choice. Get started early, popular teachers are inundated with requests early on in the school year!
We’re battening down the hatches here in New Jersey for our second bout with Mother Nature this week! The little Roundup guy is corralling the livestock and tying everything else down! Hope all our readers are safe and sound – feel free to share your earthquake and hurricane stories in the comments section below – how did you feel when the earth shook underfoot?