What to Do if You Are Placed in Community College Remedial Classes

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As promised, I’m following up on my previous blog post with some suggestions for those of you currently enrolled in remedial courses at your community college. I hope some of these suggestions will help many of you.

In the end, I want to reiterate that you shouldn’t drop out just because of your initial course placement! Here are some options for you if you find yourself in this situation.…

Re-re-tightening the Belt: My New Year’s Resolution Food Failure

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Chicken fried rice, check, crab rangoon, check, vegetable spring roll, check. I clicked “submit” on the online order form. A window popped up on the screen.

“Your total has not reached the $20 delivery minimum.”

I added a bubble tea to my order and submitted the form again, with a total of $21.99. The site already had my debit card number on file, which reminded me how much I’ve been ordering delivery lately.

I closed the browser tab without finalizing the transaction.…

FAFSA and CSS Profile Rival Pain of Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Recently, I completed financial aid forms for my college-aged kids. It reminded me a lot of having my wisdom teeth pulled back in the day—only that procedure wasn’t quite so invasive.

If I had to choose between reliving the pain of wisdom teeth extraction or the discomfort of filling out financial aid forms, I’d go for the swollen face, sore mouth, and heavy medication. (I only wish the FAFSA and CSS profile came with painkillers.)…