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Isa Adney
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Writer, Speaker, Mentor for Community College Students
Writer, Speaker, Mentor for Community College Students

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How to win scholarships
Winning scholarships don't happen by accident. There are strategies those who win lots of money for college use, and in our latest episode of The SKiNNY we share some of those tips with you! There are no shortcuts, but winning scholarships really IS possibl...

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A job you can get from a community college training program
I'm a big fan of the ways community colleges open doors to higher education to all people - especially when it allows people to transfer with their AA degree to go on to get their bachelor's degree, as well as continue on to graduate school.  Community coll...

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What is your dream?
Me in DC at the memorial last year Four years ago, the week before Martin Luther King Jr. day, I started this blog. The second post I ever wrote was about Martin Luther King Jr. and how we all have tremendous power and influence to affect things for good. W...

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How to Make Your Dream Come True
If you haven't heard yet, I'm currently working on my next book ! I'm interviewing 100 people who have achieved a dream in order to find out what really goes into making a dream you have a reality. Is it possible? What can we learn from those who actually a...

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The Secret to Being an A-Student
Spend most of your time doing A-student activities. Duh. But seriously, what percentage of your time are you spending on A-student activities, such as: Writing an essay Editing an essay Reading a textbook Reviewing a textbook Reviewing notes Getting to clas...

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5 things to do during winter break
Exams are over!! Congratulations!! You did it!!!! Enjoy this feeling. Don't think about school for the next week or two. RELAX. I miss that feeling of being DONE. I feel it a little bit as a teacher this semester, actually. That feeling of submitting grades...

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15 things I do that keep procrastination away
A student recently asked me the following: I absolutely adore your blog, and your advice for college success is incredibly helpful. I get inspired in a new way every time I visit your blog. Since you're the master non-procrastinator, and I'm a huge procrast...

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For Love or Money? Thoughts on Choosing a Major.
I recently had a student email me about a dilemma she is having with her major. She is stuck between two choices: engineering or film?  When she talked about engineering, she only mentioned money. It would make money. This would be good, right?  When she ta...

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Why planning to arrive to your first class on time is a bad idea
When I was a senior in high school I remember a couple older friends bragging about how "College is so easy. Professor's don't even take attendance - you don't even have to go to class!"  Those friends went to colleges where they were in classes with 300 ot...
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