CC INSIDER September 2014 College Confidential CC on Twitter  CC on Facebook CollegeView   CollegeView on Facebook CollegeView YouTube Channel
Talkin’ Smack-a-demic: September ’14

It’s (officially) the beginning of fall, and just like you’ve exchanged the last of your lightweight summer duds for some cozy sweaters, we’ve made some changes as well. This month we’re introducing the CC Insider (formerly Punch), which will still bring you the latest in college search news and the wisdom of the College Confidential community. Speaking of which, check out the new look of, which got a makeover—it’s so hawwwt!

3 Crucial Online Study Tools
When attempting to study, the Internet can swiftly become a distraction. But if you use it wisely, the Internet can also serve as one of your biggest academic assets. Here are three tools you can access online for greater study success.
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Parents: Does Your Child Ignore Your Texts?
You know you child has access to their phone 24 hours a day, so why the radio silence when it comes to answering your texts, especially when you can see they’re free enough to tweet or post to Instagram? CC parents discuss how to get in touch.
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3 Tips for Incoming High School Sophomores
Although the learning curve is a bit gentler when you’re a sophomore, it’s still important to remain intentional about the way you navigate the school year. Follow these suggestions to keep on track for a successful second year.
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Colleges Fail to Meet Financial Need Claims
Several colleges and universities claim to meet 100 percent of a student’s demonstrated financial need, but a study from U.S. News & World Report reveals that only 62 out of 1,137 schools actually deliver.
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The August CC Photographer of the Month is @ashmariee222
Snap a Pic, Win an Amazon Gift CardCollege Confidential is hosting a competition for our Instagram followers. All you have to do is submit your best OUTDOOR FUN photos for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.
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Ask the Dean
How Will Schools View My Son’s Skewed Abilities?
Question: My son is truly gifted in math-related subjects, but struggles with writing, English, and languages. Will colleges look closer at his math subjects given his interest in engineering, or will they compare his overall package with other students for admission?
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Admit This!
When College Students Need Counseling Help
What should a college student do if he finds himself experiencing the effects of anything from a chronic case of “the blues” all the way to full-blown depression? The answer? College counseling services.
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Dates To Remember
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