Thursday, May 23 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:21:56 GMT
As of 5:30 Thursday morning, a 14 News Crew is at train derailment on Oak Grove Road. Officials say a train car has come off the track and are currently waiting for a crew from Louisville to get it backMore >>
Officials say traffic is blocked near Kight Lumber and Morgan Avenue.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:03 AM EDT2013-05-23 09:03:58 GMT
A mobile home catches fire in Henderson for the second time in just over 24 hours. It happened at 622 Graves Drive. Officials say the back of the home caught fire Tuesday night just before midnight andMore >>
Officials say the back of the home caught fire Tuesday night just before midnight and then again around midnight Thursday morning.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:16:17 GMT
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled. It turns out the side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard. The rails are on 34 different LeaMore >>
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled.More >>
Police say actress Amanda Bynes has been arrested in midtown Manhattan after she heaved a marijuana bong out of a window.More >>
Actress Amanda Bynes was charged with reckless endangerment after police say she heaved a marijuana bong out of an apartment window in New York City.More >>
Try to include at least one college that's a sure thing for you in terms of admissions standards and costs. Remember that financial aid could help reduce the cost for students who qualify for admission, but are unable to pay the full cost.
Make sure you check out each college's requirements. Schools require different things when it comes to applying. Each will have its own deadlines, fees, and required steps. Some schools ask for interviews, essays and personal references, in addition to applications and test scores.
Apply as early as possible. Let your school guidance counselor know well ahead of time if you need transcripts. Also, let the people writing letters of reference know the deadline for their letters.
Quick tips for writing the college admissions essay:
Make sure the essay is logical and well-written.
Check all the grammar and spelling carefully.
Be yourself. Colleges are most concerned with whether you can form and express your thoughts well.
Understand the writing requirements and expectations. Ask if you’re not sure.
Relax. Realize that the essay is just one factor colleges consider for admission.
Prepare. Write down questions to ask. Think of answers for questions that may be asked of you.
Do research on the college. Listen and relax. Think of the interview as a conversation. Pay attention to what is being said and respond accordingly.Ask questions, but realize the interview is a two-way discussion
Be honest. Let the admissions officers see "the real you." That's the best way to figure out if you will adapt well to the college's environment and academic expectations.
Make Eye contact. Eye contact tells the interviewer that you are sure of yourself, you're interested in what he/she has to say and you're serious about the interview.
Promote yourself. Don't be afraid to talk about the things you're good at. You can tell about your talents without bragging.
Act natural. Admissions people know what 17- and 18-year-olds are like, so be yourself. They know when you use words you don't normally use or when you are trying to be something you aren't.
Enjoy yourself. As crazy as this may seem, the college interviewing experience can be fun. You're meeting new people, finding out about a place that may be your home for the next four years and preparing to enter a new, exciting stage in your life.