Ginny's Helpful Blogs
How to Make Friends in College
I've always loved when the store aisles are filled with fresh new notebooks, pencils, and cute school supplies for back to school season. But as students & parents prep for the new semester by shopping for dorm decor, backpacks, and (*cough cough*) planners, I think it's easy to forget what students need to succeed in the school year.
College Parenting Tip: The Final Summer Together
If your grad seems “prickly” this summer, you’re not alone. When my eldest was heading off to college, I was new to it all and just didn’t understand but now with three having gone, I finally GET IT.
Beyond Dorm Decor: College Level Academics
Students constantly hear “college is not like high school” but it doesn’t really sink in. What exactly does that mean? How is it different and WHY is it different? Understanding what's expected and the reason behind it can help students prepare for the transition.
A Prof’s Manifesto on Paper Planners in a High-Tech World
With every passing year since returning to teaching in 2007, I saw more and more students struggling to complete their schoolwork.
Getting Along With Your College Roommate
These days, colleges and social media do a lot to assure that compatible freshman can find each other when it comes time to pick a roommate.
Ratemyprofessors(.com), Registration, & Drop/Add with Coursicle
Here is how to use the Coursicle app to get a better schedule using the Drop/Add option at most colleges and universities.
An Introduction to the planner by its creator, Prof. Ginny Horan
Find out more about the Centered Student Planner with a video from it's creator, Prof. Ginny Horan
Hey Student, Here's How To Use Your Planner!
Most people are visual learners so "seeing" what they need to do, written in a planner, helps them remember.
Don't give yourself choices you don't actually have!
You already MADE the decision so follow through.