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Setting SMART Goals for Success in the New Year

β€˜Tis the season: The clock struck midnight, fireworks were lit, Auld Lang Syne was sung, and 2012 stands before us full of possibilities. For many this is a time of resolution making and goal setting as we endeavor into a new year, hoping that this one will be better than the last. Our inspirations and aspirations run high and our motivation runs deep. However, many of us can also relate to the difficulty of maintaining that motivation and inspiration as ...

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Best Practices for Disability Documentation in Higher Education

They tell me I need documentation for accommodations in college, but what does that mean?

In order to provide students with academic accommodations, colleges generally need some sort of documentation from an appropriately qualified professional to clarify what accommodations may be needed and why. There are no legal guidelines about what documentation a student must provide in order to receive academic accommodations and the guidelines for each college or university may vary. Although there are no hard and ...

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Five Things to Know When Seeking Academic Accommodations for Your First Year in College

Applications are in, acceptance letters have been mailed, and the big choice has been made; now begins the summer of planning for the big move from high school to college!

Starting college is very exciting, but can also be stressful for so many reasons: possibly moving away from home, increased independence, more challenging classes, financial concerns, and balancing your academic life with work and other responsibilities. Starting college can be particularly stressful for students with learning differences, mental health concerns, physical ...

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