Top Ten Tips for Successful Application Writing

Peterson’s Newswire September 15, 2014 Your college application writing is not just about writing one personal statement. There are often several shorter essays, supplemental questions, and short answers required by schools, too. This top ten list will quickly prepare you for all of the writing required on your college applications. Heed this advice and you will be able to start your process “in the know.”   Read the Full...

Like Mother, Like Son

Valerie Takahama / Orange Coast Magazine September, 2014 Newport Beach author Cynthia Muchnick has forged a career penning how-to books based on real-life experiences. Her first, “Will You Marry Me?,” was inspired by her husband’s marriage proposal. Now 16-year-old son Justin is following in her footsteps.   Read the Full...

How to Lower the Cost of Your Child’s Wedding

Elisabeth Leamy / NextAvenue.org May 30, 2014 If your son or daughter is looking forward to wedding bells, you may be bracing for wedding bills. But in the age of career-minded adults waiting longer to marry than in the past, do the parents of the bride still have to pay? How about the parents of the groom? And more to the point: If you are on the hook, how can you cut costs without incurring the wrath of your child?   Read the Full...

5 Questions With … authors Cindy and Justin Muchnick

By Deepa Bharath / Orange County Register March 28, 2013 Cindy Muchnick and her 14-year-old son Justin say they enjoyed working together on their first book, “Straight-A Study Skills.” Justin – a graduate of Harbor Day School in Corona del Mar and freshman at Phillips Academy Andover in Boston – is no stranger to straight A’s. And Cindy Muchnick is just as familiar with writing: This is her seventh book. In an interview with The Current, mother and son share their experiences from writing the book.   Read the Full...

Mother, son team up for study skills book

By Steve Virgen / Daily Pilot March 27, 2013 Justin Muchnick likes to challenge himself to get good grades. At age 14 and away at Phillips Academy Andover school in Massachusetts he needs to live up to the challenge. Muchnick, a straight-A student, is a scholar-athlete. He went through the Corona del Mar Sharks Wrestling Club and is now a freshman varsity wrestler for PAA in the 132-pound weight class. Away from the mat, he has also wrestled with time management and test preparation. When he saw his mother, Cynthia, writing a book about studying skills it made sense for him to offer his own tips, and make some edits.   Read the Full...

Mother/Son Authors Release Study Guide Book

Corona Del Mar Today March 24, 2013 A mother-son relationship turned into a book-writing partnership when a Harbor Day School graduate and his mother co-authored a study skills book that was released earlier this year. Cindy Muchnick and her son, Justin, 14, will be signing copies of “Straight-A Study Skills: 180 Essential Strategies to Ace Your Exams, Boost Your Grades, And Achieve Lasting Academic Success” at noon on March 30 at the Barnes & Noble Metro Point.   Read the Full...

Mother/Son Team up to Make The Grade

By Sara Hall / Newport Beach Independent March 21, 2013 A local mother and son have put their heads together and co-authored a new book about study skills. Cindy Muchnick, Stanford University graduate and former college admission counselor and educational consultant, and her 14-year-old son, Justin, a Harbor Day School graduate who now attends Phillips Academy Andover boarding school in Boston, released their first book together in January. The book, “Straight-A Study Skills,” details more than 200 essential strategies to help students ace exams and boost their grades.   Read the Full...

Newport Mom and Son Co-Author Education Book

Nisha Gutierrez-Jaime / Newport Beach-Corona Del Mar Patch.com March 14, 2013   Cindy Muchnick and her teenage son Justin combined his perspective as a student and her expertise as a college admission counselor for a book devoted to helping students excel.   Read the Full...