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      Galin Chats: Summer 2019 in Madison

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      August 20, 2019

      Tuesday   7:00 PM (on various days)

      5102 Silvertree Run
      Madison, Wisconsin

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      Galin Chats: Summer 2019

      Galin Chats for Parents are designed to help families better understand the college admissions process. Our counselors and essay coaches lend their expertise to the group with a mix of presentation and Q&A. These chats are intended for parents only. Sign up on our website at or give us a call! Juniors: Get Your Apps Done This Summer! Wednesday, June 12 at 7PM Reduce stress and write better applications by getting them done this summer. With all the sports, concerts, plays, and homework...senior year is busy! We'll talk about all the pieces the applications require, what to get done now, and what has to be saved for fall completion. Helping Reluctant Writers with the College Essay Tuesday, June 17 at 7PM College application writing is tricky: when asked to write about experiences that are both insightful and formative, students struggling with executive functioning often freeze up, resulting in a blank page. This session will examine techniques and technologies to make application essays manageable for those with neurodiverse learning differences. Moreover, because “neurotypical” teens (and adults) also struggle with EF skills like attention, initiation, time management, and organization, this session will be valuable for parents of any student. How to Research Merit Aid at Colleges Tuesday, June 18 at 7PM This limited space workshop is designed for Parents of students in high school who are trying to be intentional and strategic about Merit Based Scholarships. This hands-on workshop will examine a sample of colleges and evaluate the array of scholarships that an institution offers. Families who are trying to make college affordable are strongly encouraged to attend. *Instructions for attendees: Please submit a sample college or university to Pat Walsh by Wednesday June 12. The "Quieter" Application: How Introverts Can Win in College Admissions! Monday, June 24 at 7PM Colleges need introverts! We'll discuss how "quieter" students can build effective applications that highlight their thoughtfulness, independence, and creativity. Sophomores & Juniors: What You Need to Know about Highly Selective Colleges Tuesday, June 25 at 10AM We all recognize the names of the top 25 or so highly selective colleges in the country, but what do we know about how they admit their classes and the real chances of admission? Students considering these colleges need to plan ahead to develop deep and distinctive applications and a wide college list with "good fit" alternatives. For sophomores and juniors, it's time to look to the future! 650 Words or Less: Effective Structures for the Personal Statement Monday, July 15 at 7PM The personal statement is a tricky genre. With only 650 words to spare, students aren't given much space to explain who they are to their prospective colleges. In this session, we'll go over what the personal statement is (and is not), and three styles of essays that work with some top notch examples from past students. DIII: Where It's At for Scholar/Athletes Wednesday, July 24 at 7PM Division III Athletics can be a great opportunity for a lot of Scholar Athletes. Depending on the program, your student can find a competitive program, extra advising, academic and athletic excellence as well as a thriving community. This workshop will introduce families to Division 3 athletics, how they differ from Division I & II athletics and also help you to find the right program for your scholar-athlete. This workshop is ideal for families who will have a student starting their sophomore or junior year in the fall. How to Approach the "Why?" Essay as an Essay and College Search Tool Monday, July 29 at 7PM “Why are you applying to our university?” This is one of the most common supplemental essay prompts in the college application process, and it is often viewed as just one more hoop for students to jump through. However, as this session will demonstrate, these “Why?” Essays can actually be a catalyst for student understanding of and engagement in the college application process. Sophomores & Juniors: Who's On Your College List? Wednesday, August 7 at 7PM Exploring and researching colleges now ensures good college choices senior year! We'll discuss how to craft a good college list, including how many colleges to include, how to achieve a good balance of selectivity, and how to develop a personal criteria that defines your student's "good fit."

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